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  • I remember her "leddyship" then as a thing of black silks and a golden chain,

    Tono Bungay

  • Head and centre of our system was Lady Drew, her "leddyship," shrivelled, garrulous, with a wonderful memory for genealogies and very, very old, and beside her and nearly as old, Miss Somerville, her cousin and companion.

    Tono Bungay

  • And from having been the arrogant mistress of her prisoner, she was now the humble slave of her "leddyship," -- that being the title to which she had advanced Mrs. Dugald.

    Self-Raised

  • “Aweel, my leddy,” said Mause, “I was born here, and thought to die where my father died; and your leddyship has been a kind mistress, I’ll ne’er deny that, and I’se ne’er cease to pray for you, and for Miss Edith, and that ye may be brought to see the error of your ways.

    Old Mortality

  • "Aweel, my leddy," said Mause, "I was born here, and thought to die where my father died; and your leddyship has been a kind mistress, I'll ne'er deny that, and I'se ne'er cease to pray for you, and for Miss Edith, and that ye may be brought to see the error of your ways.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • And perhaps you noticed the rifles her 'leddyship' provided them with at Touggourt? "

    The Golden Silence

  • “Does her leddyship mean the grace?” said honest Mrs. Blower, for the first time admitted into this worshipful society, and busily employed in arranging an Indian handkerchief, that might have made

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Mrs. Butler looked with great attention, and a certain dubious feeling of deep interest, on the lady, who thus expressed herself with authority over the man of authority, and to whose mandates he seemed to submit, resigning the letter with a “Just as your leddyship is pleased to order it.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I peg your leddyship will excuse my aprupt departure, as I will return forthwith, and I will either pring you Donacha in life, or else his head, whilk I dare to say will be as satisfactory.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • While Lady Margaret was playing the kind hostess, — a part she delighted and excelled in, — she was interrupted by John Gudyill, who, in the natural phrase for announcing an inferior to the mistress of a family, said, “There was ane wanting to speak to her leddyship.”

    Old Mortality

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