An English peeress is a princess, and must dispense her wealth generously.
In the first place, Herbert, I was never intended by nature to be a peeress.
The peeress by marriage prefixes her Christian name or initials to her husbands title.
If the peeress as a wife has no rights, what is the state of the cotter's wife?
It would ill become me to speak in praise of Green Peas in presence of a peeress—who could not possibly understand the allusion!
Better have been admired as a governess than shunned as a peeress, which is what she will be.
I know no lady, no peeress in England, who is half so beautiful, so clever as you—not one.
"If I were a peeress, I would have them," she declared rather wistfully.
She knows that you are a peer of England, and that she is a peeress.
No peeress, without announcing her title, was entitled to the privilege of her rank.