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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • I was born to be a monk.
  • A monk!
  • His mind, in the vesture of a doubting monk, stood often in shadow under the windows of that age, to hear the grave and mocking music of the lutenists or the frank laughter of waist-coateers until a laugh too low, a phrase, tarnished by time, of chambering and false honour stung his monkish pride and drove him on from his lurking-place.

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  • a Tibetan monk wearing an orange robe
  • a Catholic monk leading a life of austerity

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