governess


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governess

a woman teacher employed in a private household to teach and train the children
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One day, a young gentleman, who was nephew to my nurse's governess, came and pressed them both to see an execution.
In this exercise I once met an accident, which had like to have cost me my life; for, one of the pages having put my boat into the trough, the governess who attended Glumdalclitch very officiously lifted me up, to place me in the boat: but I happened to slip through her fingers, and should infallibly have fallen down forty feet upon the floor, if, by the luckiest chance in the world, I had not been stopped by a corking-pin that stuck in the good gentlewoman's stomacher; the head of the pin passing between my shirt and the waistband of my breeches, and thus I was held by the middle in the air, till Glumdalclitch ran to my relief.
One morning, as Prince Alphege's governess and her daughter were alone together, the little monkey sprang in through an open window.
A governess ought not to push her control beyond her proper duties.
How much more deceitful than her lover is the little nursery governess.
Lucy's governess is not the only lucky person who has had money left her,' Henry answered.
The eyes of the lady of the house and the eyes of the governess met, with marked distrust on either side.
It was that plotting governess with the trick of a "perfect lady" manner (severely conventional) and the soul of a remorseless brigand.
I calmly defended our several qualifications as nurse and governess, and still resisted the proposed addition to our family; but he cut me short by saying it was no use bothering about the matter, for he had engaged a governess already, and she was coming next week; so that all I had to do was to get things ready for her reception.
Crawley; but promised not to tell if Miss Violet would be a good girl and love her governess.
Jones's and went to my new governess, for so they called her in the house, and there I was indeed treated with so much courtesy, so carefully looked to, so handsomely provided, and everything so well, that I was surprised at it, and could not at first see what advantage my governess made of it; but I found afterwards that she professed to make no profit of lodgers' diet, nor indeed could she get much by it, but that her profit lay in the other articles of her management, and she made enough that way, I assure you; for 'tis scarce credible what practice she had, as well abroad as at home, and yet all upon the private account, or, in plain English, the whoring account.
She was gliding timidly away again, when she was arrested by the governess.