Aramis," he continued, "was intimate with a young needlewoman from Tours, a cousin of his, named Marie Michon.
That cousin of Aramis, that Marie Michon, that needlewoman, notwithstanding her low condition, had acquaintances in the highest rank; she called the grandest ladies of the court her friend, and the queen -- proud as she is, in her double character as Austrian and as Spaniard -- called her her sister.
She was a nimble little needlewoman
, and they were finished before anyone got tired of them.
I was left a helpless widow, with a daughter on my hands growing up in beauty like the sea-foam; at length, however, as I had the character of being an excellent needlewoman
, my lady the duchess, then lately married to my lord the duke, offered to take me with her to this kingdom of Aragon, and my daughter also, and here as time went by my daughter grew up and with her all the graces in the world; she sings like a lark, dances quick as thought, foots it like a gipsy, reads and writes like a schoolmaster, and does sums like a miser; of her neatness I say nothing, for the running water is not purer, and her age is now, if my memory serves me, sixteen years five months and three days, one more or less.
She works so beautifully, and it is a useful thing, you know, and I ought to be a good needlewoman
as well as housekeeper, oughtn't I?
Take pains; and the best needlewoman
shall have a pretty bit of white satin for a doll's bonnet.
meanwhile protesting, with a gesture, against his use of that respectable name; 'that she hopes occasionally to employ the young needlewoman
you recommended to my mother.
She was always a fair needlewoman
, and she keeps the stockroom of a seaman's outfitter.
A master class on making of national headdresses was organized by a needlewoman
She was happy to report that Mrs Pollock sent her a needlewoman
who did all the work Helen required, and either Mrs Pollock or her landlady's son walked her home at night.
Scene, character, and social position (Stefanescu-Mihaila, 2015) link together the representations of the needlewoman
identified in fiction, articulating the semiotic advance (Serban, 2014) of a character from the factual to the exemplary to the touching decomposition via assimilation.
Now, a quarter of a century later, the talented needlewoman
is solely responsible, not only for the 73-bedroom hotel's soft furnishings, but for the staff costumes.