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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 ?
"The first is that my mistress will never love you."
It is my mistress you love; you told me so just now."
"And that discovery," remarked my mistress, "implies, I presume, the discovery of the thief?"
Then he seemed to rally "What did the Maid say to the Mistress?" he muttered.
"The Maid said to the Mistress. No--the Mistress said to the Maid.
Her rest was troubled at night--at least so I heard from my mistress, who sat up alone with her.
They asked my mistress many questions, at the other end of the room, about what the lady's health had been in past times, and who had attended her, and whether she had ever suffered much and long together under distress of mind.
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."
She was honestly attached to her mistress; and she spoke with a courage which Magdalen had not expected from her.
'Oh Jeremiah,' said Mistress Affery, 'I have been a-dreaming!'
'Don't you know it's her tea-time?' he demanded with a vicious grin, and giving one of the legs of Mistress Affery's chair a kick.
“Altered!” exclaimed the major-domo, eyeing the bottle, that was assuming the clear aspect of cut glass with astonishing rapidity; “it don’t matter much, Mistress Remarkable, so long as I keep the keys of the lockers in my pocket.”