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  • Marchioness of Farintosh was under heaven, and before men, so splendid, that, had he elevated a beggar-maid to that sublime rank, the inferior world was bound to worship her.

    The Newcomes

  • Prince Richard and Prince Hugh, inviting them to dance with the beggar-maid.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • "I pray you tell me," said Prince Hugh, "how you, being a beggar-maid, walk as if possessed of wealth?"

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • "You scorn to touch what a beggar-maid has handled?" she asked.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • "Will you sell your glove, beggar-maid?" and he drew a piece of gold from his purse.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • All the court had assembled for dinner, when she entered the banquet hall behind the shame-faced Dame Caecilia, who made a curtsey to the floor as she explained to the King that the beggar-maid, being lacking in art, refused the silken clothes.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • King said to him: "Wilt thou lead this beggar-maid in the dance?"

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • "Only, everybody will know I am not a beggar-maid," thought Peggy.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock

  • The skirt was almost torn from the waist, and Peggy felt like a beggar-maid as she crept home.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock

  • Like the beggar-maid you would entreat to be allowed to go back from queenly glory and pomp to the tatters and contentment of your years.

    My New Curate

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