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  • One day it was Lady Partlet and her daughters whom Becky confronted as she was walking modestly on Boulogne pier, the cliffs of Albion shining in the distance across the deep blue sea.

    Vanity Fair

  • Lady Partlet marshalled all her daughters round her with a sweep of her parasol and retreated from the pier, darting savage glances at poor little

    Vanity Fair

  • Partlet on her dungheap, thinkers all put grown in waterung-spillfull Pratiland only and a playful fowl and musical me and not you in any case, two and two together, and, with a swarm of bisses honeyhunting after, a sigh for shyme (O, the petty-bonny rouge!) separated modest mouths.

    Finnegans Wake

  • How now, Dame Partlet the hen! have you inquired yet who picked my pocket?

    The first part of King Henry the Fourth

  • After the story of _Chanticleer and Partlet_, children would enjoy making a little wagon and harnessing to it a Duck, and putting in it the Cock and the Hen, little animals they have made.

    A Study of Fairy Tales

  • Chanticleer and Partlet that took them a trip up to the hill, and the tiny mugs and beds, table and plates, of Snow

    A Study of Fairy Tales

  • When, therefore, Dame Partlet thus experiments upon the note of her mate, she pays her head as the price of her temerity, a complete severance of the offending member being supposed to be the only way of averting the threatened calamity.

    Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850

  • If you follow the sequence as setting, through association you get the whole, as may be seen by referring to _Chanticleer and Partlet_ under the heading, "Setting," in the chapter on the "Short-Story."

    A Study of Fairy Tales

  • 'Oh, I have got twelve,' cried Clara; 'and in a few days' time I expect we shall have twelve more, if Dame Partlet is as fortunate as Netty.

    Aunt Mary

  • Partlet went up the _nut-hill_ to gather nuts before the _squirrel_ carried them all away.

    A Study of Fairy Tales

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