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" Let us repair to the old lady's room, which is precisely in the style of our good old aunt's — that is to say, nicely fixed for all sorts of work. On one side sits the chambermaid, with her knitting ; on the other a little colored pet, learning to sew.... "
St. Nicholas - Page 197
1886
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The Protestant Episcopal Quarterly Review, and Church Register, Volume 3

1856
...style of our good old aunt's— that is to say— nicely fixed for all sorts of work. On one side site the chambermaid, with her knitting. On the other a...cutting out the negroes' winter clothes, while the good old lady directs them all. Incessantly knitting herself. She points out to me several pair of...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 29

American literature - 1872
...Washington's morning-room at Mount Vernon, — that room which was so "nicely fixed for all sorts of work"? "On one side sits the chambermaid with her knitting...colored pet, learning to sew. An old, decent woman was there with her table and shears, cutting out the negroes' winter clothes, while the good old lady...
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Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington

George Washington Parke Custis - Generals - 1860 - 644 pages
...precisely in the style of our good old aunt's — that is to say, nicely fixed for all sorts of work. On one side sits the chambermaid, with her knitting...cutting out the negroes' winter clothes, while the good old lady direets them all, incessantly knitting herself. She points out to me several pair of...
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Hail Columbia, the Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy

William Thomas Roberts Saffell - Mount Vernon - 1864 - 123 pages
...precisely in the style of our good old aunt's — that is to say, nicely fixed for all sorts of work. On one side sits the chambermaid, with her knitting...cutting out the negroes' winter clothes ; while the good old lady directs them all, incessantly knitting herself. She points out to me several pair of...
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The Queens of American Society

Elizabeth Fries Ellet - United States - 1867 - 464 pages
...her sister, a short time before Washington's death, describing his wife's room at Mount Vernon : " On one side sits the chambermaid with her knitting;...on the other a little colored pet learning to sew. A decentlooking old woman is there, with her table and shears, cutting out the negroes' winter clothes...
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The Queens of American Society

Elizabeth Fries Ellet - United States - 1867 - 464 pages
...chambermaid with her knitting; on theother a little colored pet learning to sew. A decentlooking old woman is there, with her table and shears, cutting out the negroes' winter clothes; while the good old lady directs them all, incessantly knitting herself. She points out to me several pairs of...
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The Queens of American Society

Elizabeth Fries Ellet - United States - 1867 - 464 pages
...a short time before Washington's death, describing his wife's room at Mount Vernon : " On one žide sits the chambermaid with her knitting; on the other a little colored pet learning to 6ew. A decentlooking old woman is there, with her table and shears, cutting out the negroes' winter...
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The Home of Washington: Or, Mount Vernon and Its Associations, Historical ...

Benson John Lossing - Mount Vernon - 1870 - 446 pages
...precisely in the style of our good old aunt's — that is to say, nicely fixed for all sorts of work. On one side sits the chambermaid, with her knitting...cutting out the negroes' winter clothes, while the good old lady directs them all, incessantly knitting herself. She points out to me several pair of...
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THE HOME OF WASHINGTON OR MOUNT VERNON AND ITS ASSOCIATIONS, HISTORICAL ...

BENSON J. LOSSING - 1870
...precisely in the style of our good old aunt's — that is to say, nicely fixed for all sorts of work. On one side sits the chambermaid, with her knitting...cutting out the negroes' winter clothes, while the good old lady directs them all, incessantly knitting herself. She points out to me. several pair of...
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The Home of Washington: Or, Mount Vernon and Its Associations, Historical ...

Benson John Lossing - Grottoes (Va.) - 1871 - 446 pages
...precisely in the style of our good old aunt's — that is to say, nicely fixed for all sorts of work. On one side sits the chambermaid, with her knitting...with her table and shears, cutting out the negroes' whiter clothes, while the good old lady directs them all, incessantly knitting herself. She points...
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