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Mistresses

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]
References in classic literature ?
I will only remember that you have been an honest and faithful and competent servant while I have employed you; and I will say as much in your favor to any new mistress you like to send to me.
To-day the Queen sat in her private audience-room chatting pleasantly with her ladies, when in came Mistress Marian Fitzwalter attired again as befitted her rank of lady-in-waiting.
Well, then, instead of pitying me, you would do much better to assist me in avenging myself on your mistress.
Come,” he cried, “come, Mistress Remarkable, bring yourself to an anchor on this chair.
For what I say, I mean; and what I threaten, I will do, mistress.
But devoted to her mistress, and, making allowance for her awkwardness, not a bad nurse.
Her mistress signs to her to keep it in her hand; her mistress speaks.
Oh, I do, Mistress Doctor, I do," protested Captain Jim.
upon which the poor girl smiled, perhaps at the badness of the Latin, and, when her mistress cast her eyes on her, blushed, possibly with a consciousness of having laughed at her master.
I put it to my mistress, as in duty bound, just as I had put it to myself.
My mistress mentioned to me that Lady Glyde (that was her name) was in poor health, and that I must be particular in my cooking accordingly.
As to street noises, the rumbling of wheels in the lane merely rushed in at the gateway in going past, and rushed out again: making the listening Mistress Affery feel as if she were deaf, and recovered the sense of hearing by instantaneous flashes.