An excerpt from Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Johnson's 'Dear mistress.'
Edwards' earnestness in this 2007 clip, filmed by his mistress Rielle Hunter, now seems wholly inappropriate.
Nelson said he took it to be a reference to mistress Rielle Hunter.
early 14c., "female teacher, governess," from Old French maistresse "mistress (lover); housekeeper; governess, female teacher" (Modern French maîtresse), fem. of maistre "master" (see master (n.)). Sense of "a woman who employs others or has authority over servants" is from early 15c. Sense of "kept woman of a married man" is from early 15c.