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By Catharine Maria Sedgwick

ISBN-10: 0195093275

ISBN-13: 9780195093278

The Early American ladies Writers sequence deals infrequent works of fiction by way of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ladies, every one reprinted in its entirety, every one with a foreword by way of normal Editor Cathy N. Davidson, who areas the unconventional in a ancient and literary standpoint. Written in 1822, A New-England story is the 1st of the various novels, stories, and brief journal items Catharine Sedgwick released in the course of her lifetime. the tale of an orphan lady in rural New England and the ethical trials she faces as she grows up, this early instance of the preferred nineteenth-century women's novel offers a distinct examine the non secular and social weather at this important interval in America's nationwide improvement. Addressing the various advanced spiritual, political, and philosophical problems with the time, in addition to issues of the lady author, A New-England story is a vintage tale of a tender woman's ethical and fabric triumphs.

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Mr. Lloyd hoped his wife was needlessly alarmed; but he found from her physician, that immediately after the birth of the child, some alarming symptoms had appeared, which indicated a hectic. Mrs. Lloyd had begged they might be concealed from her husband from the generous purpose of saving him, as long as possible, useless anxiety. The disease, however, had taken certain hold, and that morning, after a conversation with her physician, during which her courage had surprised him, she had resolved to begin the difficult task of fortifying her husband for the approaching calamity.

A body would think," added she, "that she had lost her uncles and aunts as well as her father and mother. " The eldest sister began the conference by saying, "That she trusted it was not expected she should take Jane upon her hands—that she was not so well off as either of her sisters—that to be sure she had no children; but then Mr. Daggett and herself calculated to do a great deal for the Foreign Missionary Society; that no longer ago than that morning, Mr. D. " A NEW-ENGLAND TALE 15 Mrs. Convers (the second sister) said that she had not any religion, and she did not mean to pretend to any; that she had ways enough to spend her money without sending it to Owyhee or the Foreign School; that she and her husband had worked hard, and saved all for their children; and now they meant they should make as good a figure as any body's children in the country.

It was not now, as it used to be when they were girls: nowa-days, girls must have merino shawls, and their winter hats, and summer hats, and prunella shoes, and silk stockings;—it was quite impossible to be decent without them. Besides, she added, as she did not live in the same place with Jane, it was not natural she should feel for her. It was her decided opinion, that Jane had better be put out at once, at some place where she could do light work till she was a little used to it; and she would advise too, to her changing her name, the child was so young she could not care about a name, and she should be much mortified to have it known, in the town of , that her daughters had a cousin that was a hired girl.

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