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RECOLLECTIONS

OF A

HOUSEKEEPER.

CHAPTER I.

Ici tout est vivant, tout parle à ma memoire

TRENEUIL.
Far up the tide of time I turn my sail.

ROGERS.

My maiden name was Clarissa Gray. I was born in the neighbourhood of Boston (Mass.), in 174, and educated with the few facilities at that time afforded for the young; that is, I read “No man may” in Webster's Spelling-book, then advanced to the more elaborate “ Art of Speaking,” and committed to memory, page by page, Morse's Geography, without maps, of course in glorious uncertainty with regard to the position even of my own country. My

R. E. C. O L L E CTIONS
OF A

HOUSEKEEPER.

CHAPTER I.

Ici tout est vivant, tout parle à ma memoire
TRENEUIL.
Far up the tide of time I turn my sail.
Rogers.

My maiden name was Clarissa Gray. I was born in the neighbourhood of Boston (Mass.), in 17—, and educated with the few facilities at , that time afforded for the young; that is, I read “No man may” in Webster's Spelling-book, then advanced to the more elaborate “Art of Speaking,” and committed to memory, page by page, Morse's Geography, without maps, of course in glorious uncertainty with regard to

the position even of my own country. My

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