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Mrs. Mary Clavers
“... alas, who can be sentimental and hungry!”
“... children ... will put up with nothing that is unpleasant to them, without at least making a noise, which I do detest and dread; though I know mothers ought to 'get used to such things.' I have heard that eels get accustomed to being skinned, but I doubt the fact.”
“What parent ever thought that a child had arrived at maturity?”
“The mind's health, as well as the body's, is promoted by occasional privation or abstinence.”
Mrs. Mary Clavers, U.S. writer
(1801 - 1964)
Real name: Caroline Matilda Stansbury Kirkland.