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  • "A rideress is a woman who will over-ride her husband, her neighbourhood, and the whole country if she can, and by dint of long riding, at last, rides a devil from that door down to the bottomless pit."

    The Visions of the Sleeping Bard

  • Death, "said Sleep," which brings hither those who have lost money, slanderers, and a rideress or two, who are jealous of the law which demands that a wife should submit herself unto her husband. "

    The Visions of the Sleeping Bard


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