Gertrude


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Gertrude

“Frailty, thy name is woman!” [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
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Miss Gertrude Lindsay, in pale sea-green, had a small head, delicate complexion, and pearly teeth.
"Stuff, Gertrude," said Agatha, with a touch of earnestness.
"Miss Wylie," said Gertrude, becoming scarlet: "you are very--oh!
But dear Gertrude Chiltern is always telling me that I should have some serious purpose in life.
Good evening, dear Gertrude! So kind of you to let me bring my friend, Mrs.
[To LADY CHILTERN.] Good-night, Gertrude! [Goes out on LORD CAVERSHAM'S arm.]
Martin had encountered his sister Gertrude by chance on Broadway - as it proved, a most propitious yet disconcerting chance.
"I'll pay you back, Gertrude, a hundred times over," he gulped out, his throat painfully contracted and in his eyes a swift hint of moisture.
"Nobody has faith in me, Gertrude, except myself." His voice was passionately rebellious.
The wife of the king and mother of Prince Hamlet was Gertrude, a weak but attractive woman of whom they were both very fond.
Suggestions on details (the line numbers are those adopted in the 'Globe' edition and followed in most others): I, ii: Notice particularly the difference in the attitude of Hamlet toward Claudius and Gertrude respectively and the attitude of Claudius toward him.
Gertrude Wilmot, a tall thin woman of fifty who worked in the Winesburg post office, came along the station platform.