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Abra
favorite concubine of Solomon. [Br. Lit.: Solomon on the Vanity of the World, Benét, 3]
Bains, Lulu
to Elmer Gantry. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
Brangwen, Ursula
living with Anton Skrebensky without marriage license causes shock. [Br. Lit.: The Rainbow, Magill I, 800–802]
Bridehead, Sue
of Jude Fawley; two children by him. [Br. Lit.: Jude the Obscure]
Burden, Joanna
mistress and benefactor to Joe Christmas. [Am. Lit.: Light in August]
Gournay, Mlle. de
Montaigne’s “adopted daughter.” [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 633]
Guinevere, Queen
King Arthur’s wife; Sir Launcelot’s mistress. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
Lady Chatterly
mistress of the gamekeeper Mellors. [Br. Lit.: Lawrence Lady Chatterly’s Lover in Benét, 559]
Maintenon, Marquise de
royal mistress and later wife of Louis XIV. [Fr. Hist.: Benét, 622]
Merle, Mme
. Osmund’s mistress, by whom he has a daughter, Pansy. [Am. Lit.: James Portrait of a Lady in Magill I, 766]
Perdita
stage name of Mary Robinson, mistress of George IV when he was Prince of Wales. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 773]
Pompadour, Marquise de
influential mistress of Louis XV. [Fr. Hist.: Benét, 802]
Roxana
mistress of many before marrying one of her lovers. [Br. Lit.: Roxana]
Simonet, Albertine
paramour of narrator. [Fr. Lit.: Remembrance of Things Past]
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One of Qi's twin mistresses was given a position as a special operations officer while the other won a post in the local traffic department, online reports said.
However, given the class divide between mistresses and maids, although informal social help is often given by mistresses, it is seldom a mistress would allow a mere servant to make use of her mistress' social capital unreservedly.
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The data from this paper were collected from my in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with ten wage-earning mistresses and thirty-one domestic workers in a medium-sized city in the Philippines, with the help of gatekeepers and through snowball sampling.
Jess and I didn't much like the ferry and we clung to our mistresses and were so glad to ger back on dry land.
There are many individuals in this book ranging from present day mistresses to those that lived before even the birth of Christ.
SIXTEEN per cent of women are or have been mistresses.
The slaves in these paintings often hold out pearls, coral, or other valuables to their mistresses, and Hall elegantly points out that these riches are not simply metaphors.
In two essays on deciphering the "real" existences of elegiac mistresses, Wyke offers a compelling argument that "Cynthia is depicted as matter for poetic composition, not as a woman to be wooed through writing" ("Written Women" 48; see also "Mistress and Metaphor").
While this current work is only a preliminary study, it is clear that further examination of the role of mistresses has the potential for revealing societal structures in cities under signorial rule in Renaissance Italy that were very different from the models of family dynamics than have been put forward for the republics of Florence and Venice.