'The whole tenor of your quiet and reproachless
life since you were last here,' returned Mr Haredale, mildly, 'shall bear witness for you.
How, in thy father's halls, among the maidens Pure and reproachless
of thy princely line, Could the dishonored Lalage abide?
and punishment was meant to deter them from falling prey to such doctrinal error again."101 Not all women were so innocent, however, and many proved to master the act of pretending to be weak, ignorant, and reproachless
in order to mitigate the punishment.102