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But Isabella's stance may be accused of rigid and excessive communal regulation since she regards as too lenient the nunnery's rules regarding how votarists may meet and speak to men: they may meet them only in the prioress's presence and "Then if you speak, you must not show your face;/ Or if you show your face, you must not speak" (1.
Clare, that very demanding of orders, which is still not demanding enough for her since she "wish[es] a more strict restraint / Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare" (1.
Yes, truly; I speak not as desiring more, But rather wishing a more strict restraint Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare.