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OF A

HOU S E K E E P E R.

BY MRS. CLARISSA PACKARD.

Qaickly. Look you, I keep his bouse, and I wash, wring, brow, bako, scour, dren
mcat and drink, make the beds, and do all myself.

Simple. 'Tis a great charge to come under one body's hand.

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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENDELL

1918

- Genianhos, C. (H)

[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834, by

HARPER & BROTHERS, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York.)

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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 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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