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Lordship

Brit a title used to address or refer to a bishop, a judge of the high court, or any peer except a duke
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His lordship conducted the ladies into the vehicle, as he did likewise Mrs Honour, who, after many civilities, and more dear madams, at last yielded to the well-bred importunities of her sister Abigail, and submitted to be complimented with the first ride in the coach; in which indeed she would afterwards have been contented to have pursued her whole journey, had not her mistress, after several fruitless intimations, at length forced her to take her turn on horseback.
The coach, now having received its company, began to move forwards, attended by many servants, and led by two captains, who had before rode with his lordship, and who would have been dismissed from the vehicle upon a much less worthy occasion than was this of accommodating two ladies.
When she was sent away by Sir Percival, his lordship (showing me his sweet little birds at the time) was most kindly anxious to know what had become of her, where she was to go the day she left Blackwater Park, and so on.
My dear Percival," observed his lordship kindly, "Mrs.
Then came his lordship, with Mr Willet at his bridle rein; and, last of all, his lordship's secretary--for that, it seemed, was Gashford's office.
And of a blessed yesterday,' said his lordship, raising his head.
The gentleman in the bag wig laid bundles of papers on his lordship's table, and his lordship silently selected one and turned over the leaves.
exclaimed his lordship, with deep, determined emphasis.
His lordship told me to ask you, madam, to be kind enough to wait in the drawing-room for him.
Jerry patted and talked to him a good deal, and very soon they understood each other, and Jerry said that with an easy bit and plenty of work he would be as gentle as a lamb; and that it was an ill wind that blew nobody good, for if his lordship had lost a hundred-guinea favorite, the cabman had gained a good horse with all his strength in him.
Not a bad idea,' said his lordship, 'and one that would almost warrant the addition of an extra two and a half per cent.
Still, for all that," said one of those who had entered on horseback, "room must be found for his lordship the Judge here.