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  • Many boys hope the Saholin abbot will select them as monks.
  • Of all the throng there was scarce one who was not labor-stained and weary, for Abbot Berghersh was a hard man to himself and to others.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The White Company
  • Of old time there lived there an abbot and his monks.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • I was robbed off by Abbot’s Ford, and I’ve been on foot ever since.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • Parisians on weekend holidays would drink aperitifs here, and before them the occasional emissary from the republic—ministers and vice ministers and abbots and admirals—and in the centuries before them, windburned corsairs: killers, plunderers, raiders, seamen.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Anne de Beaupre, on the French coast, was the domain, it seemed, of the erstwhile Alexander Fraser, now abbot of that sanctuary of learning and worship.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Sometimes a troop of damsels glad, An abbot on an ambling pad, Sometimes a curly shepherd-lad, Or long-hair’d page in crimson clad, Goes by to tower’d Camelot; And sometimes thro’ the mirror blue The knights come riding two and two: She hath no loyal knight and true, The Lady of Shalott.
    Alfred Tennyson  --  The Lady of Shalott
  • In another, a barber, an abbot, and two cardinals.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Charms and invocations of the most blessed abbot Peter Salanka to all true believers divulged.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Wolsey died in Leicester Abbey Where the abbots buried him.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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  • There were monks and friars and abbots of every description, standing about in sandals among the knights, whose armour flashed by candlelight There was even a Franciscan bishop, wearing grey, with a red hat.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The spot was the burial-place of a king and a queen, of abbots and abbesses, saints and bishops, knights and squires.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Against the north wall was the empty stone coffin of an abbot, in which every tourist with a turn for grim humour was accustomed to stretch himself.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He found a good day three months hence and it was the first good day the geomancer could find, so Wang Lung paid the man and went to the temple in the town and he bargained with the abbot there and rented a space for a coffin for three months, and there was O-lan’s coffin brought to rest until the day of burial, for it seemed to Wang Lung he could not bear to have it under his eyes in the house.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • At last, with easy roads, he came to Leicester, Lodg’d in the abbey; where the reverend abbot, With all his covent, honourably receiv’d him; To whom he gave these words: "O, father abbot, An old man, broken with the storms of state, Is come to lay his weary bones among ye; Give him a little earth for charity!"
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • FOOTNOTES: [1] Sweet, perhaps the abbot of the order, makes almost indecent haste to sin.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There’s a ship leaving the harbor, its whistle resigned as an abbot in prayer, fracturing the dusk.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • —The Abbot, ch. xxii.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Ernie Macmillan and Hannah Abbot were swapping Chocolate Frog cards at a nearby table; both of them sporting Support Cedric Diggory!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The blessed Mezzocane, Abbot of Aquila, wished to be buried beneath the gallows; this was done.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No one knew why he was called Ab Sheehan, The Abbot, but all Limerick loved him.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Aid was near him: Eliza and Georgiana had run for Mrs. Reed, who was gone upstairs: she now came upon the scene, followed by Bessie and her maid Abbot.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • *afraid This holy monk, this abbot him mean I, His tongue out caught, and took away the grain; And he gave up the ghost full softely.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Near the other end of Main Street he turned into the Abbot House bar.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Among these I found a few paper-covered books, the pages of which were curled and damp: The Abbot, by Walter Scott, The Devout Communicant and The Memoirs of Vidocq.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • [3] Tesauro de’ Beccheria, Abbot of Vallombrosa, and Papal Legato, beheaded by the Florentines in 1258, because of his treacherous dealings with the exiled Ghibellines.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Then one of them led him unto the Abbot, which was in a chapel.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • —The two Abbots and I ran into the front room and peeped through the blind when we heard he was going by, and Miss Nash came and scolded us away, and staid to look through herself; however, she called me back presently, and let me look too, which was very good-natured.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • There’s a midnight train-sleeping-car to Newton Abbot-gets there 6:08 A.M., and to Churston at 7:15.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • It appears that they had formerly been Saracens, which was why they believed in Jupiter, and claimed ten livres of Tournay from all archbishops, bishops, and mitred abbots with croziers.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • O paidea! O King David! O Plutarch and Seneca! O chivalry, O Abbot Suger! O Strozzi Palace, O Weimar! O Don Giovanni, O lineaments of gratified desire! O godlike man!
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Remember that Sanchico is now full fifteen, and it is right he should go to school, if his uncle the abbot has a mind to have him trained for the Church.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The Plymouth Express I Alec Simpson, RN, stepped from the platform at Newton Abbot into a first-class compartment of the Plymouth Express.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • ’One of us who had made pilgrimage to the Holy Places—he is now Abbot of the Lung-Cho Monastery—gave it me,’ stammered the lama.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • "I forgive thy wit," replied the Abbot, "on condition thou wilt show me the way to Cedric’s mansion."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • And yet they refuse to renew the floor for me because, if you please, those are the tombstones of the Abbots of Combray and the Lords of Guermantes, the old Counts, you know, of Brabant, direct ancestors of the present Duc de Guermantes, and of his Duchesse also, since she was a lady of the Guermantes family, and married her cousin.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • While Mrs. Pullet could do nothing but shake her head and cry, and wish that cousin Abbot had died, or any number of funerals had happened rather than this, which had never happened before, so that there was no knowing how to act, and Mrs. Pullet could never enter St. Ogg’s again, because "acquaintances" knew of it all, Mrs. Glegg only hoped that Mrs. Wooll, or any one else, would come to her with their false tales about her own niece, and she would know what to say to that ill-advisedů
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Then one of them led him unto the Abbot, which was in a chapel.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • All these old abbots and bishops used to write most beautifully, with such taste and so much care and diligence.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • At last in April 1897 the marriage took place—conventionally, ceremoniously, with bells ringing, and company collected, and silver engraved wedding invitations, at St Mary Abbots.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • And at last, by the roadside there was a barn—ever such a way off any house—like the barn in Abbot’s Close, and I thought I could go in there and hide myself among the hay and straw, and nobody ’ud be likely to come.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • "Eight weeks passed away like this, and I had written about Abbots and Archery and Armour and Architecture and Attica, and hoped with diligence that I might get on to the B’s before very long.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • On a sheet of thick writing-paper the prince had written in medieval characters the legend: "The gentle Abbot Pafnute signed this."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • The abbots buried him themselves.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He who is now Abbot of Lung-Cho told me, but I did not believe.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • As good as any other abbot’s charms, as mumbling Joachim’s.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He has just written out ’Abbot Pafnute signed this’ for me.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • I chose an auspicious hour, and—perhaps thy Holy One has heard of the Abbot of the Lung-Cho lamassery.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • "Hold her arms, Miss Abbot: she’s like a mad cat."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She knew the Abbot of Lung-Cho, but she did not know of my River—nor the tale of the Arrow.’
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
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