By Maria Monk
This quantity contains an appendix containing reception of the 1st variants, sequel of her narrative, assessment of the case; additionally a complement giving extra details of the nunnery and grounds. This e-book embraces the contents of the 1st variants of the author's lousy Disclosures, including the sequel of her narrative, giving an account of occasions after her get away from the Nunnery, and of her go back to Montreal to obtain criminal research of her fees. It additionally furnishes all of the testimony that was once released opposed to her, of each description, in addition to that which used to be given in affirmation of her tale. on the shut could be came upon a assessment of the complete topic, offered by way of a gentleman good certified for the aim; and at last, a brief complement, giving additional details fascinating to the general public. end result of the age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages might be spotty, pale or tricky to learn.
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The Superior's orders, I had not a doubt, had been explicitly laid down, and they certainly were carefully obeyed, for I never heard an allusion made to that subject during my subsequent stay in the Convent, except that, when alone, the Superior would herself sometimes say a little about it. There were numbers of young ladies who entered awhile as novices, and became weary or disgusted with some things they observed, and remained but a short time. One of my cousins, who lived at Lachine, named Reed, spent about a fortnight in the Convent with me.
We then began to repeat litanies, one at a time in succession, still engaged at sewing, for an hour. At two o'clock commenced the afternoon lectures, which lasted till near three. At that hour one of the nuns stood up in the middle of the room, and asked each of us a question out of the catechism; and such as were unable to answer correctly, were obliged to kneel down, until that exercise was concluded, upon as many dry peas as there were verses in the chapter out of which they were questioned.
Still, I cannot force myself to speak on such subjects except in the most brief manner. CHAPTER VII. Daily Ceremonies--Jane Ray among the Nuns. On Thursday morning, the bell rung at half-past six to awaken us. ) We then rose immediately, and dressed as expeditiously as possible, stepping into the passage-way at the foot of our beds as soon as we were ready, and taking places each beside her opposite companion. Thus we were soon drawn up in a double row the whole length of the room, with our hands folded across our breasts, and concealed in the broad cuffs of our sleeves.