Queening: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 114 pages
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Use in Literature QueeningIt is still called the chamber of the 'white queen,' from the custom of the queens of France to wear white mourning.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.At Versailles you can see the apartments which the queens of the Bourbon line occupied through their century of magnificence.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.For a hundred and fifty years, the Virgin and Queens ruled French taste and thought so successfully that the French man has never yet quite decided whether to be more proud or ashamed of it.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.His dame surpassed all living rivals as smoke passes the winds that blow in May; or as much as a gem would buy of straws and sardines is the Countess worth in queens.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.Like other queens, she had many of the failings and prejudices of her humanity. In spite of her own origin, she disliked Jews, and rarely neglected a chance to maltreat them.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.We know more about her habits and thoughts than about those of earthly queens.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.But Debby had a circle of admirers who loved her with a sincerity few summer queens could boast; for they were real friends, won by gentle arts, and retained by the gracious sweetness of her nature.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in A Modern Cinderella.She equaled, I told myself, certain heroines of our Sunday supplements, queens of the smugglers, moving spirits of the diamond ring.ndash;Marion Polk Angellotti in The Firefly Of France.Yes; and she queens it most proudly among them.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Friends and Neighbors.Are they not queens in France? They can play with you as they like, when they like, and as much as they like.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan.

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