like people, like priest

With allusion to HOSEA iv. 9 (AV) Like people, like priest.

1589 Pasquil’s Return C3 Like people, like Priest begins now to be verified.

1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 114 Like priest, like people... Always taken in the worse sense.

1893 R. HEATH English Peasant IV. iii. He had so deep a reverence for the clergy, that it never entered into his mind that perhaps, after all, it was like people, like priest’.

1963 Delaware County Daily Times 17 May 7/2 The President sets the moral standards for the nation. Like people, like priest.’ Surely our nation is at a low ebb morally.

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