The latest proprietor of those times was James, Earl of Derby.
"My aunt will treat the affair like the sensible woman she is," replied the earl.
"Nor for the honor of Scotland either," cried the Earl of Angus.
I like him; I should like him even if he were not an Earl—and his name a career.
I didn't think it necessary to correct him as to my refusal of the Earl.
Another of Edward's daughters had been married to an English earl.
I was commissioned by the king to apprehend the Earl of Huntingdon.
Will you undertake to make her renounce the earl, who, I believe, is the devil incarnate?
What, I warrant you, to meet with the earl, and slip your neck into the same noose?
The earl had made no secret of his intention and its defeat.