A letter to a young gentleman, lately enter’d into holy orders
Lately entered into
By a Person of Quality.
Dated January 9, 1719-20.
ALthough it were against my Knowledge, or Advice, that you entered into Holy Orders, under the present Dispositions of Mankind towards the Church; yet, since it is now supposed too late to recede, (at least according to the general Practice and Opinion,) I cannot forbear offering my Thoughts