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  • The word abbot, meaning father, is a title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. The ecclesiastical leadership exercised by abbots despite their frequent lay status is. — “Abbot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Abbots Langley is a large village and civil parish in the English county of Hertfordshire. In 1539, Henry VIII, seized Abbots Langley and sold it to his military engineer Sir Richard Lee.[1] The Manor of Abbots Langley was bequeathed by Francis Combe in his will of 1641 jointly. — “Abbots Langley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Abbots Bromley is a village in Staffordshire, England. It is famous for the annual Abbots Abbots Bromley has a community first responder group working with the West midlands. — “Abbots Bromley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • All these old abbots and bishops used to write most beautifully, with such taste and so much care and diligence. — “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • So say the few warriors who have returned from Palestine.–Well; it is but for one night; he shall be welcome too.–Oswald, broach the oldest wine-cask; place the best mead, the mightiest ale, the richest morat, the most sparkling cider, the most odoriferous pigments, upon the board; fill the largest horns [13] –Templars and Abbots love good wines and good measure.–Elgitha, let thy Lady Rowena, know we shall not this night expect her in the hall, unless such be her especial pleasure." — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
  • The spot was the burial-place of a king and a queen, of abbots and abbesses, saints and bishops, knights and squires. — “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy
  • And at the sound of the sacring bell, headed by a crucifer with acolytes, thurifers, boatbearers, readers, ostiarii, deacons and subdeacons, the blessed company drew nigh of mitred abbots and priors and guardians and monks and friars: the monks of Benedict of Spoleto, Carthusians and Camaldolesi, Cistercians and Olivetans, Oratorians and Vallombrosans, and the friars of Augustine, Brigittines, Premonstratensians, Servi, Trinitarians, and the children of Peter Nolasco: and therewith from Carmel mount the children of Elijah prophet led by Albert bishop and by Teresa of Avila, calced and other: and friars, brown and grey, sons of poor Francis, capuchins, cordeliers, minimes and observants and the daughters of Clara: and the sons of Dominic, the friars preachers, and the sons of Vincent: and the monks of S. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Dear me! When I look back to the first time I saw him! How little did I think!–The two Abbots and I ran into the front room and peeped through the blind when we heard he was going by, and Miss Nash came and scolded us away, and staid to look through herself; however, she called me back presently, and let me look too, which was very good-natured. — “Emma” by Jane Austen
  • The abbots loved to memorise their reigns by some public work, which should add to the beauty of their buildings or the convenience of their subjects; and the last of the ecclesiastical lords of Marney, a man of fine taste and a skilful architect, was raising this new belfry for his brethren when the stern decree arrived that the bells should no more sound. — “Sybil” by Benjamin Disraeli


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