She and Joan Tates, a novice, had not slept in the dorter with the other nuns, but in a private chamber.
At Littlemore in 1445 the nuns did not sleep in the dorter for fear it should fall.
The Bishop cut the Gordian knot for her by ordering all seculars to be turned out of the dorter.
At Gracedieu the cellaress had a boy of seven with her in the dorter.
Nor, dorter, he too mean ter die, but dats whut he got offn de Crismus tree.
Another habit against which bishops constantly legislated was that of having the children to sleep in the dorter with the nuns.
They prayed together in the choir, worked together in the cloister, ate together in the frater, and slept together in the dorter.
At the same time, for better security, he ordered the nuns to be locked into their dorter every night until service time.
This library—which has not been materially altered since 1625—occupies the north end of what was once the dorter.
Just one dorter, a nice quiet lass, 'appen eighteen year old.