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It not only called the schoolmistresses through the benevolent agencies and built them schoolhouses, but it helped discover and support such apostles of human culture as Edmund Ware, Samuel Armstrong, and Erastus Cravath.
II. Of the Dawn of Freedom. William Edward Burghardt 1903
That means that, as the lawyers say, I am not retained by the teachers, formerly called schoolmistresses and schoolmasters, or by the pupils, formerly called boys and girls.
How to Do It Edward Everett Hale 1865
There were some fine performances: Bryony Hannah, with her old face, was wonderful as Mary, the pathological-liar girl who accuses her schoolmistresses, Karen and Martha, of being lovers.
An Embarrassment of Riches Paul Levy 2011
Mark Thompson's pale wood design, with elongated doors, and bookshelves too high for any teacher to reach, makes the schoolmistresses into children in their own house.
In one his letters the poet says: 'But it was through the kindness of one of his early schoolmistresses that he first became acquainted with this particular kind of literature,' and there can be little doubt that he penned, when under the impulse of imagination, what Scott has styled his 'inimitable tale of Tam O'Shanter.'
James Catnach, Ballad-monger, Part 1 Steve 2009
Thus schoolmistresses on the southern Avalon, as elsewhere in Newfoundland, became enmeshed in gender ideology that ranked their abilities as secondary, and their work of lesser value than that of their male counterparts.
Gutenber-e Help Page 2005
One look at a prim-faced, stern-eyed creature in the severe, dark, unfashionable gown that seemed to be the universal garb of all schoolmistresses, and he was sure the soft, pastel-colored memory of that girl would be burned from his mind.
The Wizard Of London Lackey, Mercedes 2005
‘Very little as coming from myself: but I did hint that you thought, or that I thought you thought, that one of the regular trained schoolmistresses would be better.’
Framley Parsonage 2004
It robs the state of thousands of healthy and talented young men and women, who, if they had not devoted themselves to the theatre, might have been good doctors, farmers, schoolmistresses, officers; it robs the public of the evening hours — the best time for intellectual work and social intercourse.
The Wife 2004
Why, indeed, do I stay here any longer, at a resort full of schoolmistresses, with a host who has once more said farewell to sobriety?
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