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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.
My governess did her part as a midwife with the greatest art and dexterity imaginable, and far beyond all that ever I had had any experience of before.
At last I opened my case at a distance to my governess.
Lucy's governess is not the only lucky person who has had money left her,' Henry answered.
She was to visit the Westwicks for a month--and, if she really liked teaching the children, she was then to be governess, aunt, and cousin, all in one-- and was only to go away in an event which her friends in Ireland persisted in contemplating, the event of her marriage.
How much more deceitful than her lover is the little nursery governess.
Love had put out his lights, and the little nursery governess walked in darkness.
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.