Not even a kind mistress

‚For myself,‘ said Faramir, I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace: Minas Anor again as of old, full of light, high and fair, beautiful as a queen among other queens : not a mistress of many slaves, nay, not even a kind mistress of willing slaves.

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings, ISBN 0 261 10243 5