She stamped three times on the ground, and the earth trembled, and both the church and the monk
began to shake.
He knew the present temper of the people, that those of the greatest interest and power were by no means pleased with the changes of religion, and only waited for a fair opportunity to revolt; and that these discontents were everywhere heightened by the monks
So he said to him, "It seems to me, Senor Knight-errant, that your worship has made choice of one of the most austere professions in the world, and I imagine even that of the Carthusian monks
is not so austere.
A runaway monk
turned mystic might well want it for some mystical purpose.
When we see a monk
going about with a lion and looking tranquilly up to heaven, we know that that is St.
Tis certain that the surly monk
who was round about the temple last year, now prowls in the City.
Besides, a Catholic monk
is by nature excessively curious; it would be quite easy therefore to entice him into a wood, or some secret place, on false pretences, and there to deal with him as said.
An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk
A swift messenger had the night before sped round to the outlying dependencies of the Abbey, and had left the summons for every monk
to be back in the cloisters by the third hour after noontide.
She made him at once give up the life of a servant which he had been leading, and bade him become a monk
Even a monk
might have loved them as choice masterpieces of his Maker's hand.
He remembered how his brother, while at the university, and for a year afterwards, had, in spite of the jeers of his companions, lived like a monk
, strictly observing all religious rites, services, and fasts, and avoiding every sort of pleasure, especially women.