Woman's Trials; Or, Tales and Sketches from the Life around Us
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Woman's Trials; Or, Tales and Sketches from the Life around Us

By T. S. (Timothy Shay) Arthur
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I was very unhappy, from a variety of causes, definable and undefinable. My chambermaid had been cross for a week, and, by talking to my cook, had made her dissatis-fied with her place. The mother of five little children, I felt that I had a weight of care and responsibility greater than I could support. I was unequal to the task. My spirits fell under its bare contemplation. Then I had been disappointed in a seamstress, and my children were, as the saying is, "in rags." While brooding over these and other dishearte-ning circumstances, Netty, my chambermaid, opened the door of the room where I was sitting, (it was Monday morning,) and said- "Harriet has just sent word that she is sick, and can't come to-day." "Then you and Agnes will have to do the washing," I replied, in a fretful voice; this new source of trouble completely breaking me down. "Indeed, ma'am," replied Netty, tossing her head and speaking with some pertness, "I can't do the washing. I didn't engage for any thing but chamber-work."

Table of Contents
  • WOMAN'S TRIALS;
    • OR, TALES AND SKETCHES FROM THE LIFE AROUND US.
      • BY
    • T. S. ARTHUR.
      • PHILADELPHIA: 1851.
      • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
      • A LESSON OF PATIENCE I DIDN'T THINK OF THAT TAKING BOARDERS. PLAIN SEWING; OR, HOW TO ENCOURAGE THE POOR JESSIE HAMPTON THE NEW YEAR'S GIFT AUNT MARY'S PRESERVING KETTLE HOME AT LAST GOING HOME
  • WOMAN'S TRIALS.
    • A LESSON OF PATIENCE.
      • I DIDN'T THINK OF THAT!
      • TAKING BOARDERS.
        • CHAPTER I.
        • CHAPTER II.
        • CHAPTER III.
        • CHAPTER IV.
        • CHAPTER V.
        • CHAPTER VI.
        • CHAPTER VII.
        • CHAPTER VIII.
        • CHAPTER IX.
        • CHAPTER X.
        • CHAPTER XI.
        • CHAPTER XII.
      • PLAIN SEWING; OR, HOW TO ENCOURAGE THE POOR.
      • JESSIE HAMPTON.
      • THE NEW YEAR'S GIFT.
      • AUNT MARY'S PRESERVING KETTLE.
      • HOME AT LAST.
      • GOING HOME.
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