favourite concubine

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  • The Emperor left the capital and proceeded to another place together with his favourite concubine, guarded by a large force of troops. Cited from The Fight For The Republic in China, by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • Favourite concubines frequently received land grants and their offspring were appointed as high officials of the royal court and in a few cases inherited the kingdom.
  • A cup of drugged wine, delivered by his favourite concubine, plunged him in a deep sleep. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • Arming himself with a sword and beside himself with rage he burst into the room where his favourite concubine was lying with her newly-delivered baby. Cited from The Fight For The Republic in China, by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
  • The favourite concubine was forced to retire to her own apartments. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 1, Macaulay
  • Xiahou Shang became depressed after the loss of his favourite concubine and would not see anyone.
  • One of Ying Bu's favourite concubines fell sick and was sent for medical treatment.
  • Li was brother in law to the Emperor Wu, whose favourite concubine was Lady Li.
  • The king's favourite concubines rode upon camels, with a saddle of a particular construction, and a canopy to shelter them from the sun. Cited from Travels in Africa, by Mungo Park
  • Sun Quan also attended Chen Wu's funeral and ordered Chen's favourite concubine to join him in death.
  • A very large proportion of the surplus must have been wasted on the palace-town of Zahra, built three miles to the north of Cordova, and named after a favourite concubine. Cited from The Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia Volume 1 of 28
  • Louvois possessed the chief credit in council; but Seignelai enjoyed a greater share of personal favour, both with the king and madame de Maintenon, the favourite concubine. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II, by Tobias Smollett
  • His appointment as Prime Minister was facilitated by the fact that he is the cousin of Wen Jian, the emperor's new favourite concubine.
  • Although Duke Jing had at least five other grown sons, he made Prince Tu, his youngest son by his favourite concubine Yu Si, the new crown prince.
  • Favourite concubines frequently received land grants and their offspring were appointed as high officials of the royal court, and in a few cases captured kingdoms by deposing less scandalous and more legitimate heirs to the throne.
  • According to Zhang's confession, the two had promised him rewards for assaulting the crown prince thus implicating the emperor's favourite concubine in an assassination plot.
  • Now it came to pass that one day, as he sat at wine according to his custom, with his favourite concubines in presence, he bade them be seated in their several ranks and made Shams al-Nahar sit by his side. Cited from 1000 Nights and a Night, Vol. 3, Tr. by Burton
  • The former fell under the influence of his favourite concubine Wan and his eunuchs to such an extent that, in the latter part of his life, he ceased to see his ministers and the chief eunuch became the real ruler of China. Cited from Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3), by Eliot
  • And, a suitable answer being returned, he said the persons he accused were the queen-dowager, and Jane Shore, the favourite concubine of the late king, who by witchcraft and forbidden arts had sought to destroy him. Cited from Lives of the Necromancers, by William Godwin
  • The father of the flock has also a considerable vocabulary; if he finds food, he calls a favourite concubine to partake; and if a bird of prey passes over, with a warning voice he bids his family beware. Cited from The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2, by Gilbert White
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