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  • Although his familiarity with art did not include woodworking or inlaid furniture, he had just recalled the famous tiled ceiling of the Spanish monastery outside of Madrid, where, three centuries after its construction, the ceiling tiles began to fall out, revealing sacred texts scrawled by monks on the plaster beneath.

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  • Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries was the largest legally enforced transfer of property in English history since the Norman Conquest.
  • What’s the routine on joining a monastery?
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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