Dom Paulo had not expected to convince him. But it was with a heavy heart that the abbot noticed the plodding patience with which the thon heard him through; it was the patience of a man listening to an argument which he had long ago refuted to his own satisfaction.
Err, sorry Father Abbot. I tripped y'see. Trod on my Abbot, Father Habit. Oh dear, I mean....
I fell, you see. Trod on my abbot, Father Habit. Oh, dear! I mean...
I now know how Abbot felt when Costello left, how Brinkley felt when Huntley left, how Sears felt when Roebuck left, and, of course, how Dan Rather felt when Connie left.
Meanwhile, in the broad and lofty chamber set apart for occasions of import, the Abbot himself was pacing impatiently backwards and forwards, with his long white nervous hands clasped in front of him. His thin, thought-worn features and sunken, haggard cheeks bespoke one who had indeed beaten down that inner foe whom every man must face, but had none the less suffered sorely in the contest. In crushing his passions he had well-nigh crushed himself.
Listen to me while I lay a curse upon you and yours she cries, as she raised her shriveled arms and blighted him with her flashing eyes As you have done to the house of Loring, so may God do to you, until your power is swept from the land of England, and of your great Abbey of Waverley there is nothing left but a pile of grey stones in a green meadow I see it With my old eyes I see it From scullion to abbot and from cellar to tower, may Waverley and all within it droop and wither from this night on
We need a resolute struggle against the priest, whether he be called the pastor, the abbot, the rabbi, the patriarch, the mullah, or the pope. At a certain stage this struggle must be transformed into the struggle against God, whether he be called Jehovah, Jesus, Buddha, or Allah.
Father Abbot, I am come to lay my bones amongst you.
If we don't clinch top spot this weekend we will have equally hard challenges against resurgent Sidmouth and title challengers Newton Abbot.
We didn't know anything about comedy duos - Abbot and Costello, Martin and Lewis - we didn't know anything about that. Kim Fields showed us a tape of Martin and Lewis and their old shows and they come through the curtain so we started doing research on them.