She may be a nun; but if ever she prove an anchoress, I'll dig her grave with my nails.
An anchoress that is a buyer and a seller selleth her soul to the chapman of hell.
An anchoress must not become a school-mistress, nor turn her house into a school for children.
An anchoress must not become a schoolmistress, nor turn her anchoress-house into a school for children.
I'll not go back to my anchoress lodge in the north till I see what works out of them!
For a case of doubt in an anchoress, which, however ended well, see ib.
The Lady Julian, who was the anchoress in 1393, is said to have had two servants to attend her in her old age.
In 1453, an anchoress named Matilda supplied the place of Isabella, who we may suppose had long since gone to her reward.
One plea to lead a stricter life was, however, less open to suspicion; that was the request to be enclosed as an anchoress.
Stop before the house of this anchoress, secluded from the world, and absorbed in pious meditations, a holy and quiet place.