Excerpt from Memoirs of Marmontel, Vol. 1
From the convent I went to the school of a priest of the town, who, gratuitously and from inclination, had devoted himself to the instruction of children. This divine was the only son of a shoemaker, the worthiest man in the world, and a true model of filial piety. How well do I recollect the becomin respect and mutual attentions that the old man and his son had or each other! The former never forgetting the di ity of the priesthood, nor the latter the sanctity of the paternal catheter. The abbe Vaissiere that was his name), after having fulfilled his duties at church.
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