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?
Just seehow well shegoverns! She is onlya woman, only the mistress of half an island, and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, byall!
Maiden, and mistress of the months and stars Now folded in the flowerless fields of heaven.algernon charles swinburne
You help them get elected, and then the Senate becomes the wife, the mistress. That was one lady I couldn't begin to fight. She was too tough.elizabeth taylor
Next to the coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one.george etherege
I will not say with Lord Hale, that "the law will admit of no rival, and nothing to go even with it;" but I will say, that it is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship. It is not to be won by trifling favours, but by a lavish homage.joseph story
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The Senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight I mean the harlot, Slavery. For her, his tongue is always profuse in words.charles sumner
They'll tell thee, sailors, when away, In every port a mistress find.john gay
Like the lily, That once was mistress of the field and flourish'd, I'll hang my head and perish.william shakespeare
There be some sports are painful, and their labour Delight in them sets off; some kinds of baseness Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters Point to rich ends. This my mean task Would be as heavy to me as odious, but The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead, And makes my labours pleasures.
* * * But while I breathe Heaven's air, and Heaven looks down on me, And smiles at my best meanings, I remain mistress of mine own self and mine own soul.
The tuberose, with her silvery light, That in the gardens of Malay Is call'd the mistress of the Night, So like a bride, scented and bright; She comes out when the sun's away.thomas moore
What's that, mistress? [Hagan: A gas mask. ] Why are you wearing it? [Hagan: Because of the gas. ] Gas? What gas?