Queen


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QUEEN. There are several kinds of queens in some countries. 1. Queen regnant, is a woman who possesses in her own right the executive power of the country.
     2. Queen consort, is the wife of a king.
     3. Queen dowager is the widow of a king. In the United States there is no one with this title.

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The Queen is insulted by my haughtiness equal to treason, but no punishment even blood, will not be able to wash out the disgrace, which you have suffered by me.
While he was thus reasoning and resolving with himself, a SARDRAL, or gentleman-usher, came from court, commanding my master to carry me immediately thither for the diversion of the queen and her ladies.
Two began in a low voice, `Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a RED rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know.
In due time a second Prince was born, and the Queen was devoured with rage at the thought that Prince Alphege came between her son and the throne.
I am Richard Partington, page to Her Majesty, Queen Eleanor," answered the lad with dignity; and again the sound of his voice troubled Robin sorely.
And I am sure that he came for quite another purpose, Monsieur Cardinal; but if the queen be guilty, let her tremble
The minister made a slight sign with his head, whereupon the queen said to Madame Beauvais:
Yes, duke," said the queen, in English; "will you be good enough to sit down?
At that moment several mice were seen running up as fast as their little legs could carry them, and when they saw their Queen they exclaimed:
But this queen died; and the king soon married another wife, who became queen, and was very beautiful, but so vain that she could not bear to think that anyone could be handsomer than she was.
Young Partington poured forth the bright yellow wine and holding the glass aloft, cried, "Here is to the health and long happiness of my royal mistress, the noble Queen Eleanor; and may my journey and her desirings soon have end, and I find a certain stout yeoman men call Robin Hood.
I wonder if my old friend, the Queen of the Mice, is in this neighborhood.