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what should be leaving my room, as I advanced to enter it, but--well, it's no use, resolutions are all very well, but facts are facts, especially when they're natural, and here was I face to face with the most natural little natural fact, and withal the most charming and merry-eyed, that-- well, in short, as I came to enter my room I was confronted by the roundest, ruddiest little chambermaid ever created for the trial of mortal frailty.
A German gentleman told me that when he remained a week in a hotel, he gave the portier five marks, the head waiter four, the Boots three, and the chambermaid two; and if he stayed three months he divided ninety marks among them, in about the above proportions.
The chambermaid rearranged it with a ready hand which showed that she was no beginner in the art of dressing hair.
On her way back to the drawing-room she was addressed by a chambermaid in the corridor who asked for her key.
Your toilet must be provided for, and you shall have everything that an unlimited head chambermaid--by which expression I mean a head chambermaid not limited as to outlay--can procure.
She got a berth as second chambermaid on a Cincinnati boat in the New Orleans trade, the Grand Mogul.
The real chambermaid did not come here much before the morning.
Accordingly, when she retired at night, she asked the chambermaid whether Pemberley were not a very fine place?
The chambermaid was Irish, and all the waiters were German, so that I never heard a word of French spoken.
Miss Crow, the daughter of a farmer; John Giddish, himself a farmer; Nan Slouch, Esther Codling, Will Spray, Tom Bennet; the three Misses Potter, whose father keeps the sign of the Red Lion; Betty Chambermaid, Jack Ostler, and many others of inferior note, lay rolling among the graves.
The first morning of her regency, Miss Ophelia was up at four o'clock; and having attended to all the adjustments of her own chamber, as she had done ever since she came there, to the great amazement of the chambermaid, she prepared for a vigorous onslaught on the cupboards and closets of the establishment of which she had the keys.
And for whom-for some GRISETTE, some chambermaid with whom I have trifled in some garrison?