And a Parisian market-woman spoke better French than a German canoness with sixty-four ancestors.
The canoness and the Bernardine nun step into the enclosure reserved for the litigants.
I went up to a canoness who was very fond of Italian poetry, and had no trouble in engaging her in an interesting discussion.
With another sign, he made the canoness understand that she and his father were to kiss his betrothed.
After dinner the count gave me a letter of introduction to a canoness at Coblentz, of whom he spoke in very high terms.
The canoness rose, took my arm, and we seated ourselves at table together, still talking about Italian literature.
She and the canoness, Mariana, would rather see a few young ensigns than all the staffs of the oldest Field-marshals!'
Dancing went on all night, and I did not leave my canoness, who was a delightful woman and danced admirably.
Grancey whispered to the canoness, and struck up a pæan of praise on the lean hound Aréthuse who led the hunt the previous day.
She was made a canoness of the aristocratic order of St. Theresa, of which the Queen was the head.