There is a knight in this country that owneth this white shield, and he is a passing good man of his hands, but he hateth all ladies and gentlewomen
, and therefore we do all this despite to the shield.
said Teresa when she heard the letter; "that I may be buried with ladies of that sort, and not the gentlewomen
we have in this town, that fancy because they are gentlewomen
the wind must not touch them, and go to church with as much airs as if they were queens, no less, and seem to think they are disgraced if they look at a farmer's wife
Honeychurch, "is to have nothing to do with Lucy and her decayed gentlewomen
Near midday, as they were approaching the Thames near the environs of London, they saw a great concourse of people hooting and jeering at a small party of gentlemen and gentlewomen
Terrified as they were by this sudden torrent of words, the two gentlewomen
could not but smile at the sight of the fiery, domineering victim and the big apologetic representative of mankind who sat meekly bearing all the sins of his sex.
My mother and my sisters are highly bred women (you know them); gentlewomen
, in the best sense of the word.
However, I did come away, and lived almost a year more with my honest old woman, and began now to be very helpful to her; for I was almost fourteen years old, was tall of my age, and looked a little womanish; but I had such a taste of genteel living at the lady's house that I was not so easy in my old quarters as I used to be, and I thought it was fine to be a gentlewoman indeed, for I had quite other notions of a gentlewoman now than I had before; and as I thought, I say, that it was fine to be a gentlewoman, so I loved to be among gentlewomen
, and therefore I longed to be there again.
6) We see a similar attempt at individuality in The Pillow Book, when the Empress asks Shonagon and her fellow gentlewomen
to produce an ancient poem.
With it being the 19th century there were, of course, no gentlewomen
allowed however, these "gentlemen" preferred the company of one particular type of lady - ladies of the night.
of the Garden District would do the china painting.
OpleIT is assumed that diplomats behave like perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen
, using wit and humor to make their guests feel at home, and comporting themselves with grace and dignity at all times.
Similarly, Makin's An Essay to Revive the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen
is a less familiar text than Mary Astell's A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, but both, in the editors' terms, employ "the discourse of the Fall to comment on women's acquisition of knowledge" (137nl).