Let's face it, back then gentlewomen did not get sloshed or very intoxicated-it just simply was not done.
She endeavoured unsuccessfully to eke out her irregularly paid allowance by those expedients to which reduced gentlewomen are driven - fancywork and painting fans and snuff-boxes; she lived in a garret and was often unable to allow herself the luxury of a fire.
After her return to England she devoted herself to reorganizing the Governesses' Sanatorium in Harley Street (now the Home for Gentlewomen during Temporary Illness), which was at that time badly managed and in great need of funds.
gentlewomanuld have two gentlewomen lest one should be sick, or have some other lett.
gentlewomanlly, Mrs Parr later sold all her jewelry to raise funds for ' poor gentlewomen working in large cities ' .
gentlewomanhat lot in charge of a national park is rather like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a home for distressed gentlewomen.
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