His majesty, a prince of much gravity and austere countenance, not well observing my shape at first view, asked the queen after a cold manner "how long it was since she grew fond of a splacnuck?" for such it seems he took me to be, as I lay upon my breast in her majesty’s right hand.
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He took a vow of silence and leads an austere life at the monastery.
While most kids are partying at college, she practiced austerity during her college years.