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ctised by each other. It is not held good-breeding, when they meet in a shop of a morning, for one to seem to notice what another buys. These ancient ladies have coats of arms upon their walls, hereditary damasks among their scanty wardrobes, store of domestic traditions in their brains, and a whole Court Guide of high-sounding names at their fingers' ends. They can tell you of the supposed sister of an English queen, who married an American officer and dwelt in Oldport; of the Scotch Lady Janet, who eloped with her tutor, and here lived in poverty, paying her washer-woman with costly lace from her trunks; of the Oldport dame who escaped from France at the opening of the Revolution, was captured by pirates on her voyage to America, then retaken by a privateer and carried into Boston, where she took refuge in John Hancock's house. They can describe to you the Malbone Gardens, and, as the night wanes and the embers fade, can give the tale of the Phantom of Rough Point. Gliding fa
uest, and then bequeathed me, as she wrote, to Janet and baby Marian. It was a pleasant arrangemenole; but breakfast-time drew near at last, and Janet's honest voice was heard outside the door. I clasp, and a silvery voice to prattle. I sent Janet out to sail, with the other servants, by way oive and beautiful marionnette. Then she placed Janet in the middle of the floor, and performed the in Marian's behalf. I had easily persuaded Janet to let me have a peep every night at my darlinAfter one moment of such bliss she could go to Janet, go anywhere; and when the same graceful prese somehow strayed into a confidential talk with Janet about her mistress. I was rather troubled to seemed that Laura's constitution was not fit, Janet averred, to bear these irregular hours, early e passed through the hall and went up stairs. Janet met us at the head of the stairway, and asked oking over his shoulder, said merely, What? Janet said, continued Marian, in her clear and metho[2 more...]