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Hvii.—Going A Governessing, *T
hVII . —GOING A _GOVERNESSING , _* _t
> H Conscience As A Right To Whispers , ...
_> h Conscience as a right to whispers , demand tliat my rea an sons impartial for bri public nging will once , and more certainl on the y
therefore I tap confess is so threadbare , to first the that interrogatory a subj in all ect as which the course trials I see of of reading looming a governess I on have the . In not horizon answer met ,
with any relation , , of a governess my ' s life that bears the , slightest resemblance to my own experience . Secondly , that in those I have perused ,
romantic all the that heroine I ; have whereas was to always , tell I am about very beautiful myself common or is graceful - quite place in matter , face and and the of fact fi facts gure . , , v And and ery
sitting having thirdly , in tried which a very in I vain am old sure maidish Italian settles exercises little at room once , Chambers with the whole a very ' Journal matter wee hts from , fire writing , I , and am .
letters lonel , condition and casting and up that accounts horrid , to street divert organ my thoug just below my my _^ to window venture y , I have upon at , lay length ing before determined an indul , as gent a sli public ght relief some to my account misery of ,
my Memory past life carries . me back to the time when the death of a beloved
parent the tions dreams of having a still of deprived youth dearer , I one me found . of being my mys soon old elf dependent home afterwards , and behold on p numbered leasant the until kindness antici the among pa of
one ives dear its relative dead . , whom A state I of shall dependence never more would have been irksome sea to g me up as I was not to any one ' s comfortand therefore I
determined , , as an old necessary friend used to say , " to go a , Governessing . " in on Harley My the first books Street app J lication 3 , and after after was day some made I travelle little at the difficulty d about " Governesses , seven my name miles Institution was to inspect placed ''
the register— . then ay setting down a few names on my tablets , set off in search of their owners ; generally to Hyde Park , Mayfair , or
used some to reg lose ion equall myself y strange After to wandering me , and in about which for I consequentl hours , and y
consulting arrive butchers and faint , . bakers at destination and policemen when innumerable something , like I would the
weary my , following conversation would ensue : — " Does Mrs . M . reside here ?"
" No . " And the , door begins to close . "But I have her address here . "
" Where did you get it from ?" "The Governesses Institution . "
" Umph . Let me see , " says Buttons , rubbing his nasal organ , Miss < c why she that 's 's been the lady as this stopped three here weeks a . few She days ' s , but back bless home you , gone
into , the country . " gone I . only ask you , my dear Public , do not you
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Aug. 1, 1858, page 396, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01081858/page/36/