I am sorry to say that there is much craftiness and trickery
to be met with in the religious world.
Why, there are those who pretend to save souls by curious tricks,
intricate maneuvers, and dexterous posture making! A basin of water,
half-a-dozen drops, certain syllables and--Heigh!
Presto!--the infant is a child of grace, and becomes a member
of Christ, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven!
This aqueous regeneration surpasses my belief!
It is a trick which I do not understand--only the initiated can
perform the beautiful piece of magic, which excels anything ever
attempted by the wizards!