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Updated: 09/09/2012 08:02:36AM

A hermit’s life for me?

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S.L. Frisbie

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The precise difference between being a hermit and a recluse is not clear to me.

Having devoted the better part of five minutes to Internet research on the subject, I have discovered that the first known hermit established his hermitage in the Third Century, while one of the more famous (but not necessarily the first) recluse dates back to the Tenth Century.

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