A formal title or an affectionate term for a woman. Synonym for wife. As in Madame, or Signora, or Mistress.
"And now my burden, it gives me pain...
For my Lord Franklin, I'd sail the main...
Ten-thousand pounds I would freely give
To know Lord Franklin and where he is..."
-Lady Jane Franklin, her lament for her husband, Sir John Franklin, who disappeared on an expedition.
"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? ...It is my lady, O it is my love!" -Romeo, Romeo and Juliette.
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