But the essence of Disraeli's genius as a courtier was his ability to make it all about her.
Poggio had the art of making enemies, though he was a courtier by profession and had been secretary to eight Popes.
The quick step of Fonseca interrupted the courtier's reverie.
A citizen is to a woman who has never left her native province what a courtier is to a woman born and bred in town.
"You were intended for a courtier, Doctor," said Sir Horace, smiling.
He has two qualities invaluable to the courtier, a certain dash and a certain subtlety, and above all he is bon viveur.
She bit her nether lip in annoyance at a courtier so ill-prepared for their adventure.
He was a glorious horse, but neither groom nor courtier could handle him.
Side by side with the ideal of the courtier had arisen the ideal of the cultured lady.
And her tone told the courtier that his words had been lost upon the morning air.