depravity

e. g. Talleyrand who was Bishop of Autun, and the Abbe of St. Germain des Pres who under Louis XV. held 2000 benefices,which he sold to the highest bidders, spending his revenues in some very unecclesiastical directions.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA) from The Rational For Persecutions in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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