To which, after some Perswasion to the contrary, the venerable Beldam waited on her.
"He's only doing it to make sure I'm not a beldam," said Gwen innocently.
"This is a make-peace fashion of thine," said the beldam, relaxing into a smile.
"Sir Robert has himself written me about that beldam," said the chamberlain.
The beldam sat with her face towards Rodolph and the brigand.
Thou liest again: 'twill be at Moorgate, beldam, where I shall see thee in the ditch dancing in a cucking-stool.
The beldam chuckled to herself, and saw money to come of it, if she winked skilfully enough, and at the right time.
Whence our old word Beldam, the more courteous meaning of which is all but lost in its ironical one.
So leaving the image on the table, he strode towards the opposite door, which he opened wide, followed by the beldam.
Sad to tell, the beldam still held in her hand his special pride and care, his tail.