' letters are to be trusted no more nor less than churchyard epitaphs; yet, as it sometimes happens that a person departs this life who is really deserving of all the praises the stone cutter carves over his bones; who IS a good Christian, a good parent, child, wife, or husband; who actually DOES leave a disconsolate family to mourn his loss; so in academies of the male and female sex it occurs every now and then that the pupil is fully worthy of the praises bestowed by the disinterested instructor.
Higginbotham took the pedlar into high favor, sanctioned his addresses to the pretty schoolmistress
, and settled his whole property on their children, allowing themselves the interest.
Without running up the rates, we give a hundred crowns to supplement the cure's stipend, we pay two hundred francs to the rural policeman, and as much again to the schoolmaster and schoolmistress
. The maintenance of the roads costs us five hundred francs, while necessary repairs to the townhall, the parsonage, and the church, with some few other expenses, also amount to a similar sum.
I made off immediately, and left my schoolmistress
to come out of her pretended fright gradually, and the lady too; and presently the watch was missed.
But, Miss Potterson, as a ready schoolmistress
accustomed to bring her pupils to book, set the matter in a light that was essentially of this world.
When Frank presented himself in the evening, ignorant of the first elements of his part, she took him in hand, as a middle-aged schoolmistress
might have taken in hand a backward little boy.
The life of an assistant schoolmistress
is sometimes trying.
A retired schoolmistress
has finally been convicted of an assault on a nine-year-old girl she fostered - more than 42 years after the crime was first reported to social workers.
The five candidates sitting round a table with schoolmistress
Fiona Bruce in the middle wrapping knuckles when they talked over each other, all in front of a live, involved and occasionally heckling audience.
This was a lesson from one head of state to another, delivered with the quiet authority of an experienced schoolmistress
silencing an unruly teenager.
JUDI DENCH is on marvellous form as Barbara Covett, a lonely schoolmistress
at a London comprehensive in Notes on a Scandal (tomorrow, BBC1, 12.05am).
Escaping the constraints of life as a village schoolmistress
, Lilia Brooke bursts into London and into Paul Harris's orderly life, shattering his belief that women are gentle creatures who need protection.