He gave me some letters of introduction, in the name, I think, of my travelling companion; they bore reference to a supposititious little boy who had been left with a widowed mother who didn't know what to do with him; the poor lady had thought, as a means of thawing the tardy compassion of her relations in his behalf, of sending him to a Yorkshire school; I was the poor lady's friend
, travelling that way; and if the recipient of the letter could inform me of a school in his neighbourhood, the writer would be very much obliged.
Twenty thousand pounds is rather a large sum to be given up by the lady's friends
at two days' notice," I said.
The Young Lady's Friend (1837) urged women to remember that "the great end of existence, preparation for eternity, may be equally attained in married or single life; and that no union, but the most perfect one, is at all desirable.
The Young Lady's Friend, by a Lady [Eliza Ware Farrar] (Boston, 1837), 288, 312.
See, for example, "The Romance of an Old Maid," by Clara Augusta, The Lady's Friend, vol.
See for example "A Spinster's Story," The Lady's Friend, vol 1, no.
In 1864 Deacon and Peterson bought the Lady's Friend
, which Peterson's wife Sarah edited until 1874.
The lady's friends
have organised the makeover as a surprise for her.