Queen's delight


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Queen's delight (Bot) an American plant (Stillinqia sylvatica) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous stem and a perennial woody root.
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In literature:

The Queen, whose ambition was boundless, was delighted to see the crown on her son's head and to have the power in her own hands.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
King Charles was the first that delighted in it since Queen Elizabeth's time.
"From London to Land's End and Two Letters from the "Journey through England by a Gentleman"" by Daniel Defoe
She told the Queen the whole story at night, to Mary's great delight.
"Unknown to History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He did not imagine that we could steal you for an evening from Queen's Square to procure him this delight.
"Love and Life" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Queen Anne's darling, and cavalier's delight, And the Presbyterian crew, they shall never have their flight.
"Notes & Queries, No. 24. Saturday, April 13. 1850" by Various
Of the two books, the Queen's and her Chancellor's, Digby's has afforded me by far the most delight.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
The queen was now delighted, for the princess's talents were noised abroad equally with her beauty.
"The Fairy Book" by Dinah Maria Mulock (AKA Miss Mulock)
Balmony and queen's delight boiled and mixed would make good blood medicine.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
She says the yacht's crew were delightful to her, and treated her as a queen.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
She's just had three at a birth; she had twins only last year; the Queen's delighted.
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
The Queen, whose ambition was boundless, was delighted to see the crown on her son's head and to have the power in her own hands.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
She took quick glances at the Queen's face and her eyes were full of laughter and delight.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
All these delightful sounds died away, and the Queen of the Fairies stood patiently awaiting Marion's answer.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
The end of the Queen's account of this reception of royalty sounds delightfully simple and homelike.
"In the Days of Queen Victoria" by Eva March Tappan
So he was often at the Queen's palace, and a very delightful conversationalist she proved herself to be.
"Annie o' the Banks o' Dee" by Gordon Stables
To add to the Queen's depression, a lameness due to a sprain of the knee robbed her of the freedom of movement in which she had always delighted.
"Queen Victoria As I Knew Her" by Sir Theodore Martin

In poetry:

She is too fair for any man
To see or hold his heart's delight,
Fairer than Queen or courtesan
Or moonlit water in the night.
"La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente" by Oscar Wilde
In evening's calm, she walked between
The tints and shades of rich delight,
While overhead came, arching green,
Many a shrub and parasite,
To crown their Queen;
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
The Queen of Lilies too, whose crown of gold,
Fragrant in milk-white cup imbedded deep,
More curious shows on Solomon's of old,
On reedy waters slow delights to sleep.
"The Rose Of The Wilderness (Gathered In Crossing A Portage On The River Winnipeg)" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
From the Queen's Hall to-night there's a feast of delight,
On this orchestra there's no improving.
Sir Tom's got the knack, he won't let the band slack
You can bet Beecham makes 'em keep moving!
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett
"And must my offspring languish in my sight?"
(Alive to all a mother's pain, The Queen of Beauty thus her court addressed)
"No: Let the most discreet of all my train
Receive him to her breast:
Think all, he is the God of young delight."
"The Birth Of Love" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Cunard is delighted to confirm that Her Majesty The Queen will name the company's new flagship Queen Mary 2 at a ceremony to take place in Southampton, England, on Thursday, January 8, 2004.
The searing delight of hot sauce-laced gumbo, Creole cottages painted up like drag queens, triumphant trombone riffs spilling from open doorways -- there's nowhere like New Orleans.