Queen

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually attend you and hear your wisdom!
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Kings 10:8.

    The queen of Sheba to Solomon.

    Most Gracious Queen, we thee implore
    To go away and sin no more,
    But if that effort be too great,
    To go away at any rate.
    —Anonymous. “On Queen Caroline,” in Diary and Correspondence of Lord Colchester (1861)

    In the early forties and fifties almost everybody “had about enough to live on,” and young ladies dressed well on a hundred dollars a year. The daughters of the richest man in Boston were dressed with scrupulous plainness, and the wife and mother owned one brocade, which did service for several years. Display was considered vulgar. Now, alas! only Queen Victoria dares to go shabby.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)