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She made the youth rise, embraced him, and said, 'Know, my son, that it is I who sent the nun to your mother and caused you to be born, and with you the horse, with whose help you will be able to free the world from the monster.
Finally, one day, an old fiacre stopped in front of the door and a nun stepped out.
They had just finished their double prayer, when a nun softly tapped at the door of the cell.
I speak of Miss Charlotte Henley, the nun,--she who has all of heaven about her but its love--that brilliant casket without its jewels--that woman-- yes, that YOUNG woman without any heart.
am not about to disclaim matrimony, like a silly girl, who dreams of nothing else from morn till night; but I am a nun here, without the vow of celibacy.
You are going to be a nun," he went on, "in a cell--for life--with a gown and white veil?
Its long, damp passages, its narrow cells and ruined chapel, were to be within her daily reach, and she could not entirely subdue the hope of some traditional legends, some awful memorials of an injured and ill-fated nun.
It is the recluse of the Tour-Roland," they exclaimed, with wild laughter, "it is the sacked nun who is scolding
But she should be dressed as a nun; I think she looks almost what you call a Quaker; I would dress her as a nun in my picture.
And then he must needs have me down in the country, to lead the life of a nun, lest I should dishonour him or bring him to ruin; as if he had not been ten times worse every way, with his betting-book, and his gaming-table, and his opera-girls, and his Lady This and Mrs.
Besides all the other religious folk there were a prioress and a nun.
She stood quite still before him, her hands crossed in front of her, something of the look of the nun from whom the power of suffering has gone in her still, cold face and steadfast eyes.