that reckless and abandoned one
who stoops to perpetrate a pun."
“but you absolve me from all other sins, why not from that?”
“because,” replied the father, “to absolve you for that motive would be a sin for which the king would never absolve me, my lord.”
thereupon the confessor quitted his penitent with an air full of compunction. he then went out in the same manner he had entered.
"favor from one so sad and so forlorn as i am!"