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monk
used in Ivanhoe

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a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the matin chime ere he quitted his bowl; and, old as I am, I feared to have shame in encountering you.
    Chapter 5 (84% in)
  • My honest and neglected friend, Ingulphus, has furnished me with many a valuable hint; but the light afforded by the Monk of Croydon, and Geoffrey de Vinsauff, is dimmed by such a conglomeration of uninteresting and unintelligible matter, that we gladly fly for relief to the delightful pages of the gallant Froissart, although he flourished at a period so much more remote from the date of my history.
    Dedication (84% in)
  • CHAPTER II A Monk there was, a fayre for the maistrie, An outrider that loved venerie; A manly man, to be an Abbot able, Full many a daintie horse had he in stable: And whan he rode, men might his bridle hear Gingeling in a whistling wind as clear, And eke as loud, as doth the chapell bell, There as this lord was keeper of the cell.
    Chapter 2 (0% in)
  • He was obviously an ecclesiastic of high rank; his dress was that of a Cistercian Monk, but composed of materials much finer than those which the rule of that order admitted.
    Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • Indeed, it seemed that so humble a conveyance as a mule, in however good case, and however well broken to a pleasant and accommodating amble, was only used by the gallant monk for travelling on the road.
    Chapter 2 (10% in)
  • Another lay brother led a sumpter mule, loaded probably with his superior's baggage; and two monks of his own order, of inferior station, rode together in the rear, laughing and conversing with each other, without taking much notice of the other members of the cavalcade.
    Chapter 2 (12% in)
  • The upper dress of this personage resembled that of his companion in shape, being a long monastic mantle; but the colour, being scarlet, showed that he did not belong to any of the four regular orders of monks.
    Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • The monk he instantly knew to be the Prior of Jorvaulx Abbey, well known for many miles around as a lover of the chase, of the banquet, and, if fame did him not wrong, of other worldly pleasures still more inconsistent with his monastic vows.
    Chapter 2 (32% in)
  • This reverend brother has been all his life engaged in fighting among the Saracens for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre; he is of the order of Knights Templars, whom you may have heard of; he is half a monk, half a soldier.
    Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • "If he is but half a monk," said the Jester, "he should not be wholly unreasonable with those whom he meets upon the road, even if they should be in no hurry to answer questions that no way concern them."
    Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • "Thou art right," said Gurth; "it were ill that Aymer saw the Lady Rowena; and it were worse, it may be, for Cedric to quarrel, as is most likely he would, with this military monk.
    Chapter 2 (65% in)
  • Having thus spoken, he crossed himself again and again, and after many genuflections and muttered prayers, he delivered the reliquary to Brother Ambrose, his attendant monk, while he himself swept up with less ceremony, but perhaps with no less internal satisfaction, the golden chain, and bestowed it in a pouch lined with perfumed leather, which opened under his arm.
    Chapter 5 (82% in)
  • The poor Israelite seemed so staggered by the address of the military monk, that the Templar had passed on to the extremity of the hall ere he raised his head from the humble posture which he had assumed, so far as to be sensible of his departure.
    Chapter 5 (97% in)
  • Here are such numbers, I will not say of arrant thieves, but of errant knights and errant squires, errant monks and errant minstrels, errant jugglers and errant jesters, that a man with a single merk would be in danger, much more a poor swineherd with a whole bagful of zecchins.
    Chapter 11 (9% in)
  • "The monk hath some fair penitent to shrive to-night, that he is in such a hurry to depart," said De Bracy.
    Chapter 14 (90% in)
  • It is unlucky to travel where your path is crossed by a monk, a hare, or a howling dog, until you have eaten your next meal.
    Chapter 18 (39% in)
  • "He is a monk of the church militant, I think," answered Locksley; "and there be more of them abroad.
    Chapter 20 (48% in)
  • The poor soldiers of the Temple will not alone place their foot upon the necks of kings—a hemp-sandall'd monk can do that.
    Chapter 24 (89% in)
  • Front-de-Boeuf heard the words imperfectly, but the action was suspicious—"Archers," he called to the warders on the outward battlements, "send me an arrow through yon monk's frock!
    Chapter 27 (51% in)
  • "Saints of Heaven!" exclaimed De Bracy, "he must have escaped in the monk's garments!"
    Chapter 27 (61% in)
  • "You deal with me better than your word, noble knight," whimpered forth poor Wamba, whose habits of buffoonery were not to be overcome even by the immediate prospect of death; "if you give me the red cap you propose, out of a simple monk you will make a cardinal."
    Chapter 27 (62% in)
  • The conversation was interrupted by the arrival of a menial, who announced that a monk demanded admittance at the postern gate.
    Chapter 27 (76% in)
  • "In the name of Saint Bennet, the prince of these bull-beggars," said Front-de-Boeuf, "have we a real monk this time, or another impostor?
    Chapter 27 (76% in)
  • Your squire Jocelyn knows him well, and will vouch him to be brother Ambrose, a monk in attendance upon the Prior of Jorvaulx.
    Chapter 27 (77% in)
  • The Saxon prisoners were accordingly removed, just as they introduced the monk Ambrose, who appeared to be in great perturbation.
    Chapter 27 (80% in)
  • "Holy Mother," said the monk, as he addressed the assembled knights, "I am at last safe and in Christian keeping!"
    Chapter 27 (81% in)
  • "Ye are friends and allies of our reverend father in God, Aymer, Prior of Jorvaulx," said the monk, without noticing the tone of De Bracy's reply; "ye owe him aid both by knightly faith and holy charity; for what saith the blessed Saint Augustin, in his treatise 'De Civitate Dei'—"
    Chapter 27 (82% in)
  • "And that was what I was about to tell you," said the monk, "had your hastiness allowed me time.
    Chapter 27 (88% in)
  • "To the battlements!" cried De Bracy, "and let us mark what these knaves do without;" and so saying, he opened a latticed window which led to a sort of bartisan or projecting balcony, and immediately called from thence to those in the apartment—"Saint Dennis, but the old monk hath brought true tidings!
    Chapter 27 (89% in)
  • "But, noble sir," continued the monk, persevering in his endeavours to draw attention, "consider my vow of obedience, and let me discharge myself of my Superior's errand."
    Chapter 27 (94% in)
  • Rebecca in compliance with the wishes of Ivanhoe, made that attempt to bring Cedric into the wounded Knight's chamber, which was defeated as we have already seen by the interference of Urfried, who had also been on the watch to intercept the supposed monk.
    Chapter 29 (13% in)
  • "And I must lie here like a bedridden monk," exclaimed Ivanhoe, "while the game that gives me freedom or death is played out by the hand of others!
    Chapter 29 (46% in)
  • "Glory?" continued Rebecca; "alas, is the rusted mail which hangs as a hatchment over the champion's dim and mouldering tomb—is the defaced sculpture of the inscription which the ignorant monk can hardly read to the enquiring pilgrim—are these sufficient rewards for the sacrifice of every kindly affection, for a life spent miserably that ye may make others miserable?
    Chapter 29 (82% in)
  • "Ha!" answered the Baron, after a long pause, "an thou knowest that, thou art indeed the author of evil, and as omniscient as the monks call thee!
    Chapter 30 (64% in)
  • The prisoner I speak of is better booty—a jolly monk riding to visit his leman, an I may judge by his horse-gear and wearing apparel.
    Chapter 32 (99% in)
  • "There, Prior," said the Captain, "are quills enow to supply all the monks of Jorvaulx for the next hundred years, an they take not to writing chronicles."
    Chapter 33 (72% in)
  • This very garden, filled as it is with curious herbs and trees sent from the Eastern climes, better becomes the harem of an unbelieving Emir, than the plot which Christian Monks should devote to raise their homely pot-herbs.
    Chapter 35 (47% in)
  • Two mediciners, as they called themselves, the one a monk, the other a barber, appeared, and avouched they knew nothing of the materials, excepting that they savoured of myrrh and camphire, which they took to be Oriental herbs.
    Chapter 37 (60% in)
  • In maintaining this pious watch and ward, the good monks were particularly careful not to interrupt their hymns for an instant, lest Zernebock, the ancient Saxon Apollyon, should lay his clutches on the departed Athelstane.
    Chapter XLII (15% in)
  • In the meantime, a horrible noise was heard below stairs, some crying, "Secure the treacherous monks!
    Chapter XLII (52% in)
  • I had strange thoughts of what had befallen me, when the door of my dungeon creaked, and two villain monks entered.
    Chapter XLII (61% in)
  • Were they the best monks upon earth, the world would go on without them.
    Chapter XLII (85% in)
  • "Certainly," quoth Athelstane, "women are the least to be trusted of all animals, monks and abbots excepted.
    Chapter XLII (96% in)
  • "Dead, however, he was, or else translated," said the younger peasant; "for I heard the Monks of Saint Edmund's singing the death's hymn for him; and, moreover, there was a rich death-meal and dole at the Castle of Coningsburgh, as right was; and thither had I gone, but for Mabel Parkins, who—"
    Chapter XLIII (18% in)
  • It seems that, after all his deadly menaces against the Abbot of Saint Edmund's, Athelstane's spirit of revenge, what between the natural indolent kindness of his own disposition, what through the prayers of his mother Edith, attached, like most ladies, (of the period,) to the clerical order, had terminated in his keeping the Abbot and his monks in the dungeons of Coningsburgh for three days on a meagre diet.
    Chapter XLIV (52% in)
  • For this atrocity the Abbot menaced him with excommunication, and made out a dreadful list of complaints in the bowels and stomach, suffered by himself and his monks, in consequence of the tyrannical and unjust imprisonment they had sustained.
    Chapter XLIV (53% in)

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