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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said the Queen, tossing her head impatiently; and, turning to Alice, she went on, `What's your name, child?
said the Queen, pointing to the three gardeners who were lying round the rosetree; for, you see, as they were lying on their faces, and the pattern on their backs was the same as the rest of the pack, she could not tell whether they were gardeners, or soldiers, or courtiers, or three of her own children.
So she told him, as they walked back through the glade, how that the fame of his prowess had reached Queen Eleanor's ears, in London town.
And the Queen was right glad, and bade me go, and sent this gold ring to you from off her finger, in token of her faith.
answered the queen, endeavoring to assume something of her former dignity.
That is to say, whom you do not like," returned the queen.
I tell you the queen does not love me; I tell you she loves another; I tell you she loves that infamous Buckingham
And you are certain that the queen and he did not see each other?
This sounded nonsense to Alice, so she said nothing, but set off at once towards the Red Queen.
But Snowdrop grew more and more beautiful; and when she was seven years old she was as bright as the day, and fairer than the queen herself.
The Fairy replied that, much as she desired to be agreeable to the Queen in every way, it was impossible for her to attempt anything against the young Prince, who was under the protection of some greater Power than her own.
Then up spake the other yeoman, who was a handsome fellow with sunburned face and nut-brown, curling hair, "Thou hast an honest look, Sir Page, and our Queen is kind and true to all stout yeomen.