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An Irresistible Temptation: The true story of Jane New and a colonial scandal - Page 23
by Carol Baxter - 2006 - 432 pages
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Chambers's papers for the people, Parts 7-12

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1850
...character, the colonists could little be expected to trust their servitors. One gentleman wrote home — ' Even in our small menage our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy!' It is only fair to qualify this extract by quoting a remarkable passage which follows : — ' It is...
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Chambers's Papers for the People, Volume 6

Arts - 1850
...character, the colonists could little be expected to trust their servitors. One gentleman wrote home — ' Even in our small menage our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy!' It is only lair to qualify this extract by quoting a remarkable passage which follows : — ' It is...
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The Yankee Enterprise: Or The Two Millionaires; and Other Thrilling Tales

Moulton Hampton (pseud.?), Henry E. Davenport (pseud.?) - Africa, North - 1855 - 334 pages
...character, the colonists could little be expected to trust their servitors. One gentleman wrote home — " Even in our small menage our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy ! " It is only fair to qualify this extract by quoting a remarkable passage which follows : — "It...
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The Mirror of the World: Or, Stories from All Climes

Moulton Hampton, Henry E. Davenport (pseud.?) - Australian fiction - 1856 - 316 pages
...character, the colonists could little be expected to trust their servitors. One gentleman wrote home — " Even in our small menage our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy ! " It is only fair to qualify this extract by quoting a remarkable passage which follows : — "It...
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The Bushrangers: Illustrating the Early Days of Van Diemen's Land

James Bonwick - Bushrangers - 1856 - 95 pages
...transported for manslaughter. No doubt Mr. Prinsep much shocked his English friends when he wrote,—" In our small menage our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy.' ' Convictism, according to most old settlers, was attended with fewer evils when in the early days,...
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Rovings on Land and Sea

Henry E. Davenport - American fiction - 1857 - 316 pages
...little be expected to trust their servitors. One gentleman wrote home — " Even in our email manage our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy ! " It is only fair to qualify this extract by quoting a remarkable passage which follows : — "It...
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Good Words, Volume 19

1878
...prefer a bigamous tailor to a larcenous shoemaker. Mr. Prinsep, a colonist, wrote to his friends, " In our small menage our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy." Mr. Prinsep's neighbour perhaps chose to have his establishment differently furnished in respect of...
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The History of South Australia from Its Foundation to the Year of ..., Volume 1

Edwin Hodder - South Australia - 1893
...convicts, or, as they are delicately called, ' the prisoners,' supply all demands of this nation ; and if the histories of every house were made public,...cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and our housemaid bigamy ! " * It was also a distinct advantage that the regulations for the government...
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Australasia, Old and New

James Grattan Grey - Australasia - 1901 - 396 pages
...convicts—or, as they are delicately called, the prisoners—supply all demands of this nature, and if the histories of every house were made public you...cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and our housemaid bigamy." The writer might have gone farther and stated with equal candour and outspokenness,...
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A Backward Glance: The Story of John Ridley, a Pioneer

Annie E. Ridley - Harvesting machinery - 1904 - 445 pages
...convicts, or, as they are delicately called, ' the prisoners,' supply all demands of this nature; and if the histories of every house were made public you would shudder. Even in our small mtnage the cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and our housemaid bigamy." It was of course...
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