from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mother of a reigning sovereign; a queen-mother.
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In vain were their sobs over their mother-queen; in vain they sought to entice from her some recognition of their love; in vain they kissed and fondled her as they bore her away: she would not wake!
Thus accoutred I mean to lead the chorus of Graces, myself their mother-queen, toward the bed-chamber.
Thus accoutred I mean to lead the chorus of anti-graces, myself their mother-queen, to the bedroom.
She does but try me, -- Ha! This is the mother-queen, and Espernon,