A whore may be naked, but a mistress is nude. We are talking class.
Nature meant me A wife, a silly, harmless, household dove, Fond without art, and kind without deceit; But Fortune, that has made a mistress of me, Has thrust me out to the wide world, unfurnish'd Of falsehood to be happy.john dryden
Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to none.duke ellington
Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside, A teeming mistress, but a barren bride.Alexander Pope
So I wonder a woman, the mistress of Hearts, Should ascent to aspire to be Master of Arts; A Ministering Angel in Woman we see, And an Angel need cover no other Degree. O why should a Woman not get a Degree?
Simple Nature is the most harmless, inoffensive, and virtuous mistress.
Marriage, n. The state or condition of a community Billings consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
You are very attractive, but the coat you're wearing makes me think you are either a very rich woman or a very rich man's mistress.Marlon Brando
But You know Landscape is my mistress — 'tis to her that I look for fame — and all that the warmth of the imagination renders dear to Man.john constable
It must have had an effect on Andy - Edie leaving him for Dylan, or whoever. He was probably in love with Edie, with all of us - a sexless kind of love, but he would take up your whole life so that you had no time for any other man. When Edie left with Grossman and Dylan, that was betrayal, and he was furious . . . a lover betrayed by his mistress.edie sedgwick
She certainly is a great queen, and were she only a Catholic she would be our dearly beloved. Just look how well she governs; she is only a woman, only mistress of half an island, and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, by all.sixtus v (pope)
Plough not the seas, sow not the sands,Leave off your idle pain;Seek other mistress for your minds,Love's service is in vain.robert southwell
The untented Kosmos my abode,I pass, a wilful stranger:My mistress still the open roadAnd the bright eyes of danger.Robert Louis Stevenson
Narrative prose is a legal wife, while drama is a posturing, boisterous, cheeky and wearisome mistress.Anton Chekhov
"Foote," (said lord Sandwich) "I have often wondered what catastrophe would bring you to your end; but I think, that you must either die of the p-x, or the halter." "My lord," (replied Foote instantaneously) "that will depend upon one of two contingencies; whether I embrace your lordship's mistress, or your lordship's principles."Samuel Foote
Come, quench your blushes and present yourself That which you are, mistress o' the feast.william shakespeare
I so lively acted with my tears That my poor mistress, moved therewithal, Wept bitterly.william shakespeare
Then lady Cynthia, mistress of the shade, Goes, with the fashionable owls, to bed.Edward Young
You, mistress, That have the office opposite to Saint Peter, And keeps the gate of hell!william shakespeare
You owe the Wigs great gratitude, my Lord, and therefore I think you will betray them. Your lordship is like a favourite footman on easy terms with his mistress. Your dexterity seems a happy compound of the smartness of an attorney's clerk and the intrigue of a Greek of the lower empire.temple, henry, 3rd viscount palmerston
[He was] delighted to be called the mistress, the wife, the Queen of Hierocles.
So I wonder a woman, the mistress of Hearts,Should ascent to aspire to be Master of Arts;A Ministering Angel in Woman we see,And an Angel need cover no other Degree.—O why should a Woman not get a Degree?charles neaves
Ah, yet, e'er I descend to th' grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne'er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov'd and loving me.Abraham Cowley
O mistress of the kula, because it protects always from absolutely all dangers, such as Yama and (evil) spirits (bhuta), therefore it is called yantra.