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Written by gianni
(5/3/2010 11:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Remaining a gentlewoman, penned by Line
... clearing up a misconception for me. I did not understand that a governess was considered gentle. If I had thought at all about a companion, I would not have been sure, but would have believed her to be considered gentle.
I did understand that dependent old maids from gentle families were considered gentle, even when they were without prosperous relatives and had to depend upon the church and community.
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