Abigail

“You need not call me by that detestable name! Whatever else I might forgive Papa, that I never could! Abigail! Mashams and maidservants!”

“Some people think it a charming name! . . . . It is from the Hebrew and means father rejoiced.”

.. . “Papa can’t have known that!”

(Georgette Heyer, Black Sheep, 1966)

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