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Written by Mandy N
(1/28/2006 8:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I don't think these are disrespecful terms, penned by Laraine
... I interpreted 'mistress' as disrespectful here as the knight would not drink but 'sighed and crossed himself and was rising from the board'.
In the second example Manfred appears to hold a mistress above wife.
Well, the term of mistress did have a number of meanings in the mid C18th.
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