Countess

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

Famous quotes containing the word countess:

    And tell so readily, he knoweth well
    How ev’ry star by proper name to call?
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm CXLVII (Paraphrased by The Countess of Pembroke)

    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)

    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)