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The Comedy of Errors
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abbess
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The Comedy of Errors
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  • ] [Enter the ABBESS.
  • Justice, most sacred duke, against the abbess!
  • — Go, some of you, knock at the abbey-gate, And bid the lady abbess come to me: I will determine this before I stir.
  • Why, this is strange:—Go call the abbess hither: I think you are all mated, or stark mad.
  • Come, go; I will fall prostrate at his feet, And never rise until my tears and prayers Have won his grace to come in person hither And take perforce my husband from the abbess.
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  • Anon, I wot not by what strong escape, He broke from those that had the guard of him; And, with his mad attendant and himself, Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swords, Met us again, and, madly bent on us, Chased us away; till, raising of more aid, We came again to bind them: then they fled Into this abbey, whither we pursued them: And here the abbess shuts the gates on us, And will not suffer us to fetch him out, Nor send him forth that we may bear him hence.
  • [Enter the ABBESS, with ANTIPHOLUS SYRACUSAN and DROMIO SYRACUSAN.
  • [Exeunt DUKE, ABBESS, AEGEON, Courtezan, Merchant, ANGELO, and Attendants.
  • ] ABBESS.
  • [Exit ABBESS.
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  • The abbess assigned her a chamber, and had breakfast served.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The abbess, a spectre, sanctifies them and terrifies them.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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