In the first place, Herbert, I was never intended by nature to be a peeress.
An English peeress is a princess, and must dispense her wealth generously.
She knows that you are a peer of England, and that she is a peeress.
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.
If the peeress as a wife has no rights, what is the state of the cotter's wife?
And it will be very pleasant to Miss Palmer to be an English peeress.
Better have been admired as a governess than shunned as a peeress, which is what she will be.
"If I were a peeress, I would have them," she declared rather wistfully.
I know no lady, no peeress in England, who is half so beautiful, so clever as you—not one.