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" madam I may not call you, mistress I am ashamed to call you, and so I know not what to call you ; but, howsoever, I thank you. "
London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis ... - Page 11
by David Hughson - 1808
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The Church Under Queen Elizabeth: An Historical Sketch, Volume 2

Frederick George Lee - Great Britain - 1880
...close of almost every incoherent sentence. f " You, Madam," she exclaimed, " who and what are you ? Madam I may not call you ; Mistress I am ashamed to call you; 'Lady 'I will not call you; but whatever you be, or think yourself to be, I thank you for your hospitality."...
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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - Anecdotes - 1882 - 610 pages
...Archbishop Parker, after an entertainment in the episcopal palace at Lambeth, with the words, " And you, madam I may not call you ; mistress I am ashamed to call you: so I know not what to call you, but yet I do thank you." On another occasion she remarked to Dr. Whitehead,...
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Studies in Modern Church History

Justin Almerin Smith - Church history - 1887 - 349 pages
...her thanks, in leaving, to the archbishop, she turned next to his wife, with the words: " And you — madam, I may not call you — mistress I am ashamed to call you — I know not what to call you; but yet I do thank you." * Can we wonder that with the whole strength...
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Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor

New Gallery (London, England) - Art - 1890 - 319 pages
...was very much offended at seeing so many married prelates assembled, and on taking leave of his wife said, " Madam I may not call you ; mistress I am ashamed to call you ; and so I know not what to call you; but howsoever I thank you." Lent by CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE....
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 43

Leslie Stephen - Great Britain - 1895
...suppress her dislike of clerical matrimony, took leave of her hostess with the oft-quoted words : ' Madam I may not call you ; mistress I am ashamed to call you ; but yet I thank you ' (Xugce Antiques, ii 46). Parker had four sons, of whom two, Matthew and Joseph,...
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A History of the English Church: Second period: From the accession of Henry ...

George Gresley Perry - Great Britain - 1900
...that, after being grandly feasted at Lambeth, the queen turned to Mrs. Parker, saying, "And you — madam I may not call you — mistress I am ashamed to call you — I know not what to call you ; but yet I do thank you." — Harrington's Nugce Antiques, ii. 16....
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The Connoisseur, Volume 3

J. T. Herbert Baily - Art - 1902
...I won't tell a lie, and I cannot tell the truth," much as Elizabeth said to Bishop Parker's wife, " Madam I may not call you, Mistress I am ashamed to call you." Now it is not meant that false armour has no uses ; on the contrary, for trophy work it is much better...
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The Cathedrals of England: An Account of Some of Their Distinguishing ...

Mary Jane Taber - Bishops - 1904 - 287 pages
...expense, she made the following pretty speech to Mrs. Parker at her leave-taking: "And you, madam,— wife I may not call you; mistress I am ashamed to call you, and so I know not what to call you, — howsoever, I thank you." In the progress of Queen Elizabeth...
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - Quotations - 1906 - 318 pages
...of Commons, Dec. 1 6, 1852, on the Budget. "Well, I've given him now the ' reason why.' " And you, madam I may not call you ; mistress I am ashamed to call you : so I know not what to call you, but yet I do thank you. QUERN ELIZABETH (1533-1603) — on taking...
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The Brighton Road: Speed, Sport, and History on the Classic Highway to the South

Charles George Harper - Brighton Road (England) - 1906 - 472 pages
...loose upon the unoffending wife of Archbishop Parker when she took her leave. " Madam," she said, " I may not call you ; mistress I am ashamed to call you ; and so I know not what to call you ; but, however, I thank you." It seems evident that the daughter...
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