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After attending a prestigious ceremony

There are those, having all the accoutrements of piety, who respectfully are ushered into the most prominent pews from where, having assumed demeanours appropriate to a certified elect, in a splendid place they graciously (though with a gradual glazing of gaze) bestow their patronage, like gentry at a Benefit upon syllables that have blown clean inside-out what riffraff supplicants! what prodigals and magdalenes bought - so embarrassingly - to penitential tears. Or (even worse) to an extravagance of joy.