Better a thousand times to be a governess, or a sempstress, or any honest occupation by which she could earn her own bread.
About 1647, she, being a sempstress to Colonel Monk, used to carry him linen.'
We see him raise his sempstress Dorcas, at the house of the tanner Simon at Joppa.
Need then rendered me shepherdess, need renders me sempstress.
As she pronounced these words, the sempstress raised her eyes anxiously, fearing that Mdlle.
Her ambition was to gain her living independently, if she could, by being a sempstress.
She may be a governess, or a sempstress, or even within certain limits may enter the literary market and write books.
The sempstress was, as we have before said, about seventeen years of age.
sempstress, Singwell, and Saladin (puppies), went after some crows.
Two complied, but one, a sempstress lodging in the same house, refused.