Not long afterward I received a visit from a policeman, who said he had been sent by the grand-duchess.
The grand-duchess was absent on a pilgrimage to Berdiczov, in fulfillment of a vow.
She virtually ruled these principalities herself, and as grand-duchess of Tuscany she enacted the part of a queen.
As he drew him forth in his promenade, he told him to prepare to be presented to the grand-duchess.
In a fresco on the ceiling of one of the private chambers, is a portrait of the late lamented grand-duchess.
In any event, the grand-duchess happened to have for music-teacher a good-looking young German who took her fancy.
The grand-duchess of somewhere did something, or didn't do it—I forget which—that was or was not "due to her."
However, to soothe my feelings I wrote a letter to the grand-duchess giving her a piece of my mind.
In imagination she was a great lady, a grand-duchess perhaps, taking refreshment to a secret lover.
In 1838 he was given the title of grand-ducal councillor and appointed librarian to the grand-duchess.