in various usages, from the gentle boy hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett's popular novel "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1885). The family name is from mid-13c., literally "son of the king" (Anglo-French Le Enfant le Roy).
Had Mr. fauntleroy spoken the words on his tongue, they would have run, "perhaps you will have come to your senses."
He thought and talked of fauntleroy by day, and dreamed of fauntleroy at night.
"I learned to dress myself many years ago, thank you," answered fauntleroy.
She was not so slow but that she could learn the lesson fauntleroy's success taught.
So many gentlemen stood near her, and seemed anxious to please her, that fauntleroy thought she must be something like a princess.
Here she effected an entrance, but fauntleroy was no where to be seen.
So strict is this rule, that the late Mr. fauntleroy solicited a consultation there in vain with his other counsel and myself.
fauntleroy drew one hand from his pocket and laid it on the dog's head.
In the course of the preceding week, many wonderful stories had been told of little Lord fauntleroy.
"It's very interesting when you once begin," said fauntleroy.