Studies for Stories from Girls' Lives

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJean Ingelow

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1866 Excerpt: ... market, instead of taking the coach, in order that she might have and learn all that was suitable to make her independent, and might not be laughed at or slighted by the other pupils, because her clothes were more homely and old-fashioned than theirs. Ann Salter felt all this; she blessed the memory of her good old grandmother; and was very thankful to her mother, while, being a girl of real good sense, in spite of some little follies that she had given way to while in her situation as governess, she did not fail continually to keep before her mind, that as by the self-denial of others she had been made more refined and better informed than they were, it would be great ingratitude in her to shrink from their want of refinement and despise their ignorance. So she endeavoured not to blush when she saw her mother making out little bills for poultry, butter, and cream, which had been sent for by the neighbouring gentry; and spelling the articles and distributing the capital letters after the manner of the uneducated. Sometimes she would say, 'Why not let me make out the bills, mother; you know I learnt accounts at school, and I could cast up the items in a very little time V 'Bless me, child,' the answer would be, 'I have made out the bills for forty years, and it's very seldom that there's a mistake in them.' 'Mother,' the daughter once ventured to remark, 'you have spelt "guinea-fowl" without the "u;" shall I put it in V 'Why, what does it matter, child 1 Ay, I see I have; I was always reckoned a very good speller, but I forget sometimes, though, I know.' 'And let me mark out this second "t" in "apricot," mother; I wish you would let me write the bills, mother, I have nothing particular to do just now.' 'No, child, I have so much stirring work to do, that I l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1866 Excerpt: ... market, instead of taking the coach, in order that she might have and learn all that was suitable to make her independent, and m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217997538

ISBN - 13:9780217997539

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