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governess

a woman teacher employed in a private household to teach and train the children
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And meantime what had the governess (out of a nobleman's family) so judiciously selected (a lady, and connected with well-known county people as she said) to direct the studies, guard the health, form the mind, polish the manners, and generally play the perfect mother to that luckless child--what had she been doing?
She could get nothing from her governess but monosyllables, and the jolly Charley actually snubbed the various cheery openings of his "little chum"--as he used to call her at times,--but not at that time.
I could not distinguish countenances from the drawer, but I fancied young Shoreham to be a handsome youth, the governess to be pale and slightly ugly, though very agreeable in manner, and Julia excessively embarrassed, but determined to defend her purchase, should it become necessary.
"Certainly," answered the governess, when she found the young man hesitated about proceeding, "certainly; I am not so bigoted, or so blind, as to wish to deny that the American ladies are very handsome-- handsomer, as a whole, than those of my own country.
At last I opened my case at a distance to my governess. I appeared melancholy and uneasy for several days, and she lay at me continually to know what trouble me.
All those things represented themselves to my view, and that is the blackest and most frightful form: and as I was very free with my governess, whom I had now learned to call mother, I represented to her all the dark thoughts which I had upon me about it, and told her what distress I was in.
It was decreed that on the last day of January I was to enter upon my new office as governess in the family of Mr.
There is something absurd in your entering their service as a governess!'
"Aye, no doubt; but that is what a governess will prevent, and if I had known your mother, I should have advised her most strenuously to engage one.
How much more deceitful than her lover is the little nursery governess. The moment she comes into sight she looks at the post- office and sees him.
The eyes of the lady of the house and the eyes of the governess met, with marked distrust on either side.
Crawley; but promised not to tell if Miss Violet would be a good girl and love her governess.

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