sovereign lady?

chobalsim

Senior Member
Korea, Korean
In Twelfth Night Feste's beautiful song "O Mistress Mine" tells us about the relationship between Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek and their sovereign lady.

What kind of lady is a "sovereign lady?" I looked up characters of Twelfth Night but I couldn't find out who a sovereign lady is. Is sovereign lady a woman who controls or govern them???
 
  • chobalsim

    Senior Member
    Korea, Korean
    I thought that it could be the Queen. But I couldn't find out the Queen's part in the play so that I was finding other possiblities. But even though she doesn't appear in the play directly, it could be the Queen as you mentioned. :)
    Thank you so much Tresley and thank you caballoschia.
     

    Ecossaise

    Senior Member
    English
    I thought that it could be the Queen. But I couldn't find out the Queen's part in the play so that I was finding other possiblities. But even though she doesn't appear in the play directly, it could be the Queen as you mentioned. :)
    Thank you so much Tresley and thank you caballoschia.

    In this context the lady with which the singer is in love is "queen" of his heart - it is being used in a romantic and metaphorical sense.
     
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