— Go, some of you, knock at the abbey-gate, And bid the lady abbess come to me: I will determine this before I stir.
Even now we hous’d him in the abbey here, And now he’s there, past thought of human reason.
I never came within these abbey walls, Nor ever didst thou draw thy sword on me: I never saw the chain, so help me heaven!
Saw’st thou him enter at the abbey here?
By this, I think, the dial points at five: Anon, I’m sure, the duke himself in person Comes this way to the melancholy vale; The place of death and sorry execution, Behind the ditches of the abbey here.
Besides, I will be sworn these ears of mine Heard you confess you had the chain of him, After you first forswore it on the mart, And thereupon I drew my sword on you; And then you fled into this abbey here, From whence, I think, you are come by miracle.
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.
Renowned duke, vouchsafe to take the pains To go with us into the abbey here, And hear at large discoursed all our fortunes:— And all that are assembled in this place, That by this sympathized one day’s error Have suffer’d wrong, go, keep us company, And we shall make full satisfaction— Twenty-five years have I but gone in travail Of you, my sons; nor till this present hour My heavy burdens are delivered:— The duke, my husband, and my children both, And you the calendars of theirů
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Wants to throw them out, yet tries to make us sing the Doxology like we were all in Westminster Abbey, does he?
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Westminster Abbey had had one, she knew, as had the Sagrada Familia and Saint Basil the Blessed, but they had been sealed when Portals were invented.