By Maria Monk
This quantity comprises an appendix containing reception of the 1st variations, sequel of her narrative, overview of the case; additionally a complement giving extra details of the nunnery and grounds. This ebook embraces the contents of the 1st variations of the author's lousy Disclosures, including the sequel of her narrative, giving an account of occasions after her break out from the Nunnery, and of her go back to Montreal to acquire 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 should be stumbled on a assessment of the full topic, offered through a gentleman good certified for the aim; and at last, a quick complement, giving additional details fascinating to the general public. end result of the age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages can be spotty, light or tricky to learn.
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The Bishop on this as on other occasions appeared to me habitually rough in his manners. His address was by no means prepossessing. Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty. Taking the veil is an affair which occurs so frequently in Montreal, that it has long ceased to be regarded as a novelty; and, although notice had been given in the French parish church as usual, only a small audience had assembled, as I have mentioned.
The door from the sitting-room swings to the left, and behind it is a table, while a glass case, to the right, contains a wax figure of the infant Saviour, with several sheep. Near the northeastern corner of this room are two doors, one of which opens into a long and narrow passage leading to the head of the great staircase that conducts to the cross street. By this passage the physician sometimes finds his way to the sick-room, when he comes later than usual. He rings the bell at the gate, which I was told had a concealed pull, known only to him and the priests, proceeds up-stairs and through the passage, rapping three times at the door of the sick-room, which is opened by a nun in attendance, after she has given one rap in reply.
The plates were all ranged, each with a knife, fork, and spoon, rolled up in a napkin, and tied round with a linen band marked with the owner's name. " There we stood till all had concluded the litany; when the old nun who had taken her place at the head of the table next the door, said the prayer before meat, beginning "Benedicite," and we sat down. I do not remember of what our dinner consisted, but we usually had soup and some plain dish of meat, the remains of which were occasionally served up at supper as a fricassee.