Countess

  • (noun): Female equivalent of a count or earl.

Famous quotes containing the word countess:

    And call ye this to utter what is just,
    You that of justice hold the sov’reign throne?
    And call ye this to yield, O sons of dust,
    To wronged brethren ev’ry man his own?
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm LVIII (Paraphrased by The Countess of Pembroke)

    Poor Henry, he’s spending eternity wandering round and round a stately park and the fence is just too high for him to peep over and they’re having tea just too far away for him to hear what the countess is saying.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)

    Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty—excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable—should persist after the beauty was gone.
    Mary A. [Elizabeth, Countess Von] Arnim (1866–1941)