the lobster, in all its vulgar size and brilliancy, was revealed to the highborn
eyes of a Tudor.
They say, my lord, These highborn
dames do so affect your Grace That where you go they throng like flies around you, Each seeking for your favour.
They were Gaius Marius, a brilliant and resourceful New Man politician who had nothing but contempt for what he considered the incompetent, grasping, hidebound aristocracy; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a dissolute but clever military genius with large appetites and a powerful fealty to the old days of senatorial dominance, though his own highborn
family had been in reduced circumstances for generations.
Though Katherine is a highborn
lady in one life and a poor orphan in the next, her tendency to find her own jokes funny remains the same.
Focusing on the unions between Muslim lords and rulers and highborn
Christian women (spouses or concubines), these unions reified Muslim power.
JFK himself, despite his war heroism and inspiring call to service, embodied the trend by marrying the highborn
, fashionable Jacqueline Bouvier and surrounding himself with celebrities.
These two use the sexual seduction of others as an aphrodisiac, and as the Marquise de Merteuil lets it be known, sexual power is the only power available to women of the period, no matter how highborn
Be that as it may, six days later and now elegantly dressed in the baron's luxurious garments and wig--and after a pleasant and mostly uneventful journey with many leisurely stops at hospitable inns and public houses where he found ample opportunity to perfect a highborn
German accent complete with languid hand movements, slightly arched brow and petulant disdaining lips, he finally arrived at the bustling North Sea seaport town where a retired custom house inspector seated at his table in the inn the night before had told him he would be most likely to find a buyer for his carriage and team, as well as passage aboard a ship willing to run the blockade--
But first he taunts the prisoners with the prospect of their poetrywriting future king and also his highborn
prisoner, jeering him for his clear unfitness for the crown.
The dead, however, had their own way of speaking, loudly announcing their existence in the briefs of case proceedings, where in some cases they stood on par with highborn
Even the impecunious highborn
spinster Hepzibah Pyncheon in The House of the Seven Gables enters the marketplace in her twilight years and defies the masculinist oppression of her evil cousin, the Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon.
A thoroughly enjoyable adventure set in ancient Egypt, the novel charts the continued progress of Hylas, a slave boy, and Pirra, highborn
daughter of a Priestess, as they search for the dagger of Koronos, to keep it from the murderous hands of their enemy Telamon.