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  • Laughing, but interrupting Meg in good time for the character of the post-mistress, the stranger assured her he had sent his fishing-rod and trunk to her confidential friend the carrier, and that he sincerely hoped she would not turn an old acquaintance out of her premises, especially as he believed he could not sleep in a bed within five miles of Saint

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “Do you mean to say neither of you know your own numbers?” says the little post-mistress, with a rising note.

    A Modern Utopia

  • So far the impression we have had of our Utopia is one of a quite unearthly sanity, of good management and comprehensive design in every material thing, and it has seemed to us a little incongruous that all the Utopians we have talked to, our host of last night, the post-mistress and our garrulous tramp, have been of the most commonplace type.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Mrs Crump, the post-mistress at Allington, received a parcel by post directed to herself.

    The Small House at Allington

  • Lily was in the breakfast-parlour, and had seen the post-mistress arrive — had seen also that she carried

    The Small House at Allington

  • “Why, miss, they all be delivered; you know that,” said Mrs Crump, the post-mistress.

    The Small House at Allington

  • ‘WHAT do you think of his idea of our calling on the post-mistress at Crioch?’ asked Laura, when Curtis had left them and they had gone back to their own hotel.

    My Bones Will Keep

  • Mrs Okey was our local post-mistress and an amiable, friendly woman; but my Mother would sacrifice anybody for a rhyme.

    Cider With Rosie

  • The post-mistress turned out to be a brisk, grey-haired, bright-eyed little woman with a Suffolk accent so pronounced that Laura, waiting while she conversed with a woman who was buying bacon at another counter, wondered whether she would be able to make head or tail of any information about Carrie Palliser which might be forthcoming.

    Spotted Hemlock

  • Mrs. Pepper, post-mistress as well as the keeper of the village general shop, carried the sentiments of Leam Dundas.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

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