a mortifying abandonment

The infamous Timothy Hall, who had distinguished himself among the clergy of London by reading the declaration [issued by James II to supplant the Protestant faith], was rewarded with the bishopric of Oxford. . . . Hall came to his see; but the canons of his cathedral refused to attend his installation; the university refused to create him a doctor; not a single one of the academic youth applied to him for holy orders; no cap was touched to him; and in his palace he found himself alone.

[Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second]

a mortifying abandonment

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