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Grey Friar

a Franciscan friar
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  • Just punishment of a grey friar for the unwonted penance that he would have laid upon a maiden.

  • The whole of the Charterhouse breathes the old man's spirit; is perambulated by his frail ghost, the shadow of a grey friar.

  • Among them appears-477- a grey friar, an object of both reverence and dread to those near him.

  • Wicked act of a grey friar of Perigord, who, while a husband was dancing at his wedding, went and took his place with the bride.

  • But according to these principles the grey friar ought to have left us enough to carry us through our journey.

    Candide Voltaire

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