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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.