Like so much of the Obama post-ideological scenario, the Harvard-educated Mom-in-Chief First ladyship was flawed at the root.
Gently he disengaged himself from the arms her ladyship now flung about him.
Miss Bland was allowed to speak; but her ladyship listened to Miss Tracey.
"Tell her ladyship that I am nearly ready," answered the young duchess.
"Geraldine, my dear, you do not know what you are talking about," said her ladyship.
"He expects you to give him your heart," said her ladyship, slowly.
"I shall not delay you many minutes, Mr. Vivian," said her ladyship.
Her ladyship was the first to recover herself, and walked towards Aunt Sophia with stately carriage and extended hand.
At this dangerous moment her ladyship artfully let drop the comb.
"A foolish fancy, your ladyship," the unfortunate Sir Tristram put in.