37 examples of Abbess in a sentence
They all offered their services to Eugenio but he who showed himself most liberal in this way was Don Quixote, who said to him, "Most assuredly, brother goatherd, if I found myself in a position to attempt any adventure, I would, this very instant, set out on your behalf, and would rescue Leandra from that convent (where no doubt she is kept against her will), in spite of the
and all who might try to prevent me, and would place her in your hands to deal with her according to your will and pleasure, observing, however, the laws of chivalry which lay down that no violence of any kind is to be offered to any damsel.
Claudia told him she meant to go to a monastery of which an aunt of hers was abbess, where she intended to pass her life with a better and everlasting spouse.
I am so frightened.''Cook,' said the lady abbess, who took care to be on the top stair, the very last of the group--'cook, why don't you go a little way into the garden?''Please, ma'am, I don't like,' responded the cook.
'Cook,' said the lady abbess, with great dignity; 'don't answer me, if you please.
'Do you hear, cook?' said the lady abbess, stamping her foot impatiently.
'What is the matter with Miss Smithers?' said the lady abbess, as the aforesaid Miss Smithers proceeded to go into hysterics of four young lady power.
no sooner heard this appalling cry, than she retreated to her own bedroom, double-locked the door, and fainted away comfortably.
assigned her a chamber, and had breakfast served.
After breakfast, the
came to pay her a visit.
Milady wished to please the
The abbess, who was the daughter of a noble house, took particular delight in stories of the court, which so seldom travel to the extremities of the kingdom, and which, above all, have so much difficulty in penetrating the walls of convents, at whose threshold the noise of the world dies away.
She made it her business, therefore, to amuse the good
with the worldly practices of the court of France, mixed with the eccentric pursuits of the king; she made for her the scandalous chronicle of the lords and ladies of the court, whom the
knew perfectly by name, touched lightly on the amours of the queen and the Duke of Buckingham, talking a great deal to induce her auditor to talk a little.
contented herself with listening and smiling without replying a word.
She did not know whether the
was a royalist or a cardinalist; she therefore confined herself to a prudent middle course.
But the abbess, on her part, maintained a reserve still more prudent, contenting herself with making a profound inclination of the head every time the fair traveler pronounced the name of his Eminence.
Desirous of seeing how far the discretion of the good
would go, she began to tell a story, obscure at first, but very circumstantial afterward, about the cardinal, relating the amours of the minister with Mme.
listened more attentively, grew animated by degrees, and smiled.
only crossed herself, without approving or disapproving.
This confirmed Milady in her opinion that the
was rather royalist than cardinalist.
"I am very ignorant of these matters," said the abbess, at length; "but however distant from the court we may be, however remote from the interests of the world we may be placed, we have very sad examples of what you have related.
But after all," resumed the abbess, "Monsieur Cardinal has perhaps plausible motives for acting thus; and though she has the look of an angel, we must not always judge people by the appearance."
"You would, then, be tempted to believe," said the abbess, "that this young person is innocent?"
"Permit me, madame, to express my surprise," said the
"Then," said the abbess, looking at Milady with increasing interest, "I behold another poor victim?""Alas, yes," said Milady.
looked at her for an instant with uneasiness, as if a fresh thought suggested itself to her mind.
I call to witness the God who hears us, that on the contrary I am a fervent Catholic!""Then, madame," said the abbess, smiling, "be reassured; the house in which you are shall not be a very hard prison, and we will do all in our power to make you cherish your captivity.
"Why, this evening," said the abbess; "today even.
She therefore took leave of the abbess, and went to bed, softly rocked by the ideas of vengeance which the name of Kitty had naturally brought to her thoughts.
She opened her eyes, and saw the abbess, accompanied by a young woman with light hair and delicate complexion, who fixed upon her a look full of benevolent curiosity.
introduced them to each other.