Very few governesses
in England are getting 100 pounds a year.
Our readers will think, no doubt, that he would say to himself: 'P-- showered benefits upon me all my life; he spent tens of thousands of roubles to educate me, to provide me with governesses, and to keep me under treatment in Switzerland.
As to the pretty governesses whom Pavlicheff is supposed to have brought from Paris, they only exist in Mr.
I have known several among the higher ranks who treated their governesses quite as one of the family; though some, I allow, are as insolent and exacting as any one else can be: for there are bad and good in all classes.
The unknown lady, in her reply, made no objection to this, and stated that, as to my acquirements, she had no doubt I should be able to give satisfaction; but in the engagement of governesses she considered those things as but subordinate points; as being situated in the neighbourhood of O , she could get masters to supply any deficiencies in that respect: but, in her opinion, next to unimpeachable morality, a mild and cheerful temper and obliging disposition were the most essential requisities.
FOR nearly a month the old man haunted the palace, and watched in the gardens for the little Prince until he knew the daily routine of his tiny life with his nurses and governesses
There were always the governesses
, you know, and lessons, and sewing, and housekeeping; but I'm afraid we were too often bribed to our tasks with promises of horses or of cattle drives.
Are there no other women who serve as governesses
, and who are the equals of the persons whom they serve?
Do you look upon governesses
as creatures above suspicion or necessarily of moral perfection?
Yes, I said, Glaucon, and of our governesses
too; for you must not suppose that what I have been saying applies to men only and not to women as far as their natures can go.
The pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress, the foolish good-humour of her sister, the silly chat and scandal of the elder girls, and the frigid correctness of the governesses
equally annoyed her; and she had no soft maternal heart, this unlucky girl, otherwise the prattle and talk of the younger children, with whose care she was chiefly intrusted, might have soothed and interested her; but she lived among them two years, and not one was sorry that she went away.
Thousands of English-speaking girls from the British Isles worked as governesses
to upper-class Russian society before the Revolution.
In many cases governesses
were deeply loved (one thinks of Churchill's nannv) but in others they were tolerated or snubbed.