cloistress


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cloistress

(ˈklɔɪstrəs)
n
a nun
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She vows not to show her face even to the sky is determined to walk like a cloistress veiled all the time (i"i"25- 35).She means to mourn the death of her dear brother.
like a cloistress she will veiled walk And water once a day her chamber round With eye-offending brine--all this to season A brother's dead love [...] (I.
As Valentine explains, she plans to mourn for seven years: [L]ike a cloistress she will veiled walk, And water once a day her chamber round With eye-offending brine; all this to season A brother's dead love, which she would keep fresh And lasting in her sad remembrance.
without her consent, her private parts will be on display for everyone's amusement."(12) Neither, of course, is Malvolio portrayed as saying this consciously, but an audience hearing it would be able to contrast such a piece of crude gossip with Olivia's fugitive and cloistered virtue: "like a cloistress she will veiled walk" (1.1.27).