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.
Don abandons the mistress thing, which he knows is repellant, his wife tells him so.
A later novel featured a U.S. vice president dropping dead in the arms of his mistress and eventually being succeeded by his wife.
mistress, said the slave, it will be difficult to do so during the trial.
“I will send her some, and likewise of mine own comfits and cakes,” said mistress Dennet.
No accident, I hope, has happened to your mistress, young sir?
The master and mistress thenceforth transact their affairs by deputy.
And mistress Meg will be left in the lurch, poor white-face!
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.