In the first place, Herbert, I was never intended by nature to be a peeress.
She knows that you are a peer of England, and that she is a peeress.
An English peeress is a princess, and must dispense her wealth generously.
To be the rival of a peeress; that peeress a duchess; that duchess the lady of the viceroy!
I would rather he were an earl, and I a peeress in his right.