I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens
on thrones, without self-respect and peace.
She stood watching the fair woman walk down the long line of galleries with the grace and majesty which queens
are sometimes supposed to possess.
we whalemen supply your kings and queens
with coronation stuff!
In merchantmen, oil for the sailor is more scarce than the milk of queens
It was the splendidest sight that ever was when they all come riding in, two and two, a gentleman and lady, side by side, the men just in their drawers and undershirts, and no shoes nor stirrups, and resting their hands on their thighs easy and comfortable -- there must a been twenty of them -- and every lady with a lovely complexion, and per- fectly beautiful, and looking just like a gang of real sure-enough queens
, and dressed in clothes that cost millions of dollars, and just littered with diamonds.
There were Cains and Abels, Pharaohs' daughters; Queens
of Sheba, Angelic messengers descending through the air on clouds like feather-beds, Abrahams, Belshazzars, Apostles putting off to sea in butter-boats, hundreds of figures to attract his thoughts -- and yet that face of Marley, seven years dead, came like the ancient Prophet's rod, and swallowed up the whole.
Agnes laughed again at her own penetration, and told me that if I were faithful to her in my confidence she thought she should keep a little register of my violent attachments, with the date, duration, and termination of each, like the table of the reigns of the kings and queens
, in the History of England.
Of the manner and extent to which he took our trumps into custody, and came out with mean little cards at the ends of hands, before which the glory of our Kings and Queens
was utterly abased, I say nothing; nor, of the feeling that I had, respecting his looking upon us personally in the light of three very obvious and poor riddles that he had found out long ago.
These other poor devils, worried, stiff, strumous, awkward, vapid, and rather coarse, with here and there a passably pretty woman, are European kings, queens
, grand-dukes, and the like.
Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens
, and among them Alice recognised the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her.
There was a ruined summer-house of white marble in the center of the terrace, built for queens
dead a hundred years ago.
The two queens
lived in true sisterly harmony together, and after a time each presented King Camaralzaman with a son, whose births were celebrated throughout the kingdom with the utmost rejoicing.