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“I will send her some, and likewise of mine own comfits and cakes,” said Mistress Dennet.

At any rate, if the lady of the house objected to it, it could return with Mistress Randall.

The master and mistress thenceforth transact their affairs by deputy.

Never, never, wringing her hands, should she meet with a mistress she loved so well.

Master received him with cordiality, and presented him to mistress.

I used to notice, many times, that mistress was not quite recovered.

Next day he called at the gate, on horseback, to inquire for mistress.

In conversation with him my mistress broached the subject as to my whereabouts.

In that case my mistress said she would insure my return speedily.

After awhile the master and mistress arrived, it seems, from a visit.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "female teacher, governess," from Old French maistresse "mistress (lover); housekeeper; governess, female teacher" (Modern French maîtresse), fem. of maistre "master" (see master (n.)). Sense of "a woman who employs others or has authority over servants" is from early 15c. Sense of "kept woman of a married man" is from early 15c.

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