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1) Chapter Six. The Cat and the Law. Van Vechten, Carl. 1922. The Tiger in the House
...any beast but a cat. A canon of a date nearly a hundred years earlier forbade nuns, even abbesses, from wearing costlier skins than those of lambs and cats. The Welsh...

2) Chapter XXVII. Manzoni, Alessandro. 1909-14. I Promessi Sposi. The Harvard Classics
...and the more arduous, because two husbands, backed by fathers, mothers, and brothers; three abbesses, supported by other dignitaries, and by many nuns, would not...

3) Articles 10-18. Twenty-Seven Articles Respecting the Reformation of the Christian Estate. Luther, Martin. 1909-14. Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Respecting the Reformation of the Christian Estate. The Harvard Classics
...estates of life by human laws, and made them unendurable, has taken possession of some abbots, abbesses, and prelates, and led them so to rule their brothers and...

4) Preface to Fables, Ancient and Modern. John Dryden (1700). 1909-14. Famous Prefaces. The Harvard Classics
...tho they are call d by other names than those of Monks and Friars, and Canons, and Lady Abbesses, and Nuns: for mankind is ever the same, and nothing lost out of...

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