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anchoret

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anchorite:

see hermithermit
[Gr.,=desert], one who lives in solitude, especially from ascetic motives. Hermits are known in many cultures. Permanent solitude was common in ancient Christian asceticism; St. Anthony of Egypt and St. Simeon Stylites were noted hermits.
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Dashwood's Insight: Reading Edward Ferrars and Columella; or, The Distressed Anchoret." Persuasions 33 (2011): 75-88.
Columella; or, The Distressed Anchoret. A Colloquial Tale.
This allusion to Richard Graves's Columella; or; The Distressed Anchoret: A Colloquial Tale (1779), calls up another novel in which sense and sensibility, picturesque and practical approaches to landscape, and varied narratives of courtship, seduction, and marriage all play a role.