An essay on the law of celibacy imposed on the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church, and observed in all the religious orders abroad; in which are delineated its rise, and progress from the most early ages of its existence, down to the present times; and the impropriety of this ecclesiastical constitution is shewn ... as also, a summary account is given of the origin of the monastic life ... &c. Interspersed with various remarks upon several other observances of the Roman Catholic discipline ...

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