Tales and Novels of J. de La Fontaine — Volume 14 eBook

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          The eight encircled him with great surprise;
          No longer dumb.—­they viewed with eager eyes: 
          A consultation instantly was had,
          When ’twas agreed to honour well the lad,
          And try to make him secrecy observe;
          But if dismissed, from silence he might swerve. 
          The active youth, well fed, well paid, thus blessed,
          Did all he could,—­and others did the rest. 
          He for the nuns procured a little lot,
          That afterward two little friars got,
          And in the sequel fathers soon became;
          The sisters mothers too, in spite of shame;
          But never name more justly was applied: 
          In vain their mysteries they strove to hide.

     * The parlour in a convent is the room where the nuns are
     permitted to speak to their friends through a lattice.

ETEXT EDITOR’S BOOKMARKS: 

A pretty wife?  Beware the monks as you would guard your life Monks are knaves in Virtue’s mask

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