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what does this sentence mean? She was a respectable butler's daughter,' began life as a baby christened Ethelberta after an infant of title who does not come into the story at all, having merely furnished to Ethelberta's mother a means of occupying herself as head nurse.and She became teacher in a school, was praised by examiners, admired by gentlemen, not admired by gentlewomen, was touched up with accomplishments by masters who were coaxed into painstaking by her many graces rather than by her few coins, what does the following sentencs mean? 1,began life as a baby christened Ethelberta after an infant of title who does not come into the story at all, having merely furnished to Ethelberta's mother a means of occupying herself as head nurse. especialy the phrase"infant of title"and " having merely furnished to Ethelberta's mother a means of occupying herself as head nurse" 2, was touched up with accomplishments by masters who were coaxed her many g
Jun 19, 2013 11:37 AM
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She was named after an infant whose family was part of the nobility; perhaps the parents were a Duke and Duchess, or or some similar rank. Ethelberta's mother had previously worked for this family as a head nurse, caring for their baby. If you touch something up, you make small improvements to it. so her teachers "touched her up" by teaching her various skills.
June 19, 2013
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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