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- n. The state of being a page (servant).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being a page.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of a page.
“It is not so, an it please your pagehood,” said the leech.
Holy Saints! she holds up her riding-rod as if she would lay it about some of their ears, that stand most in her way — by the hand of my father! she bears herself like the very model of pagehood. —
But all could ride, fence, tilt, play at cards, and carve extremely well; for to these accomplishments many years of pagehood and squirehood were given.
In the intimate talks of that time Myles imparted something of his honest solidity to Gascoyne's somewhat weathercock nature, and to Myles's ruder and more uncouth character Gascoyne lent a tone of his gentler manners, learned in his pagehood service as attendant upon the Countess and her ladies.
Upon his part Gascoyne was full of the lore of the waiting-room and the antechamber, and Myles, who in all his life had never known a lady, young or old, excepting his mother, was never tired of lying silently listening to Gascoyne's chatter of the gay doings of the castle gentle-life, in which he had taken part so often in the merry days of his pagehood.
Myles's ruder and more uncouth character Gascoyne lent a tone of his gentler manners, learned in his pagehood service as attendant upon the
So I grew up to the years of pagehood, which came early with me, and forth I went on my first foray with the rest of them.
"It is not so, an it please your pagehood," said the leech.
Douglas — I have been his henchman, and can vouch for it — did not in his pagehood desire such food and lodging as, in the present day, will hardly satisfy such a lad as your friend Charles.”
Your valiant pagehood will make such explanation as may seem sufficing.”
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