She turned her back, throwing into the basin a silver florin, which rang among the liards, and made the poor goodwives
of the chapel of Etienne Haudry open their eyes.
," said a hard-featured dame of fifty, "I'll tell ye a piece of my mind.
And after a few return trips [...] the farmfolk and country dwellers would know me well, the goodwives
leaving thick winter woollies by the side of the road, flasks of oxtail soup under hedges.
Because they could fulfill their duties as both Christians and goodwives
without writing, such education was considered superfluous, especially for women in lower socioeconomic statuses (Hall 32).
* JoyRide Cycle Studio leased 4,207 s/f of retail space at Goodwives
Shopping Center in Darien.
For several matronly "goodwives
" resentful of this leniency, see 51-52.
In this sense, she shares the "fear" that Susan Gubar has attributed to Chaucer's Criseyde, that "she will be 'rolled on many a tongue!'" (1981, 245), and as she is, most explicitly, by the gossipy goodwives
waiting at the prison door.
Literate clergymen dominate the more detailed stories, but Moore also offers tantalizing glimpses of the motivations of merchants, artisans, yeomen, and goodwives
The members seated at the "Laundry Maids' Table" were, besides Grace Robinson, Mrs Judith and Mrs Grace Simpton, obviously two gentlewomen overseeing the laundry; Penelope Tutty, the maid of Margaret Sackville, Lady Anne's eldest daughter; Anne Mills, the dairymaid; the two goodwives
Burton and Small; William Lewis, porter; and what must have been the four fellow laundresses of Grace Robinson: Prudence Butcher, Anne Howse, Faith Husband, and Elinor Thompson.
GOOD WIVES Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 (1982): In this thoughtprovoking book, Ulrich breathes new life into the forgotten lives of the "goodwives
" of Colonial America--their beliefs and concerns, their hopes and fears, their pleasures and hardships, and their never-ending duty to church, home, husband, and children.
The systematic examination of the learned and humanistic Orbis serves to contrast it all the more sharply with the Primer, a "distinctly provincial, doctrinaire, evangelical" textbook with the pedestrian mission of teaching basic literacy to "generations of shopkeepers and goodwives
." Grain believes the Primer to be a faithful representation of "American Puritanism" after the Half-Way Covenant but d oes not say why; nor does she address the political crises surrounding the Primer's production.
We began with Kathleen Brown's Goodwives
, Nasty Wenches and Anxious Patriarchs (University of North Carolina Press, 1996), which definitively establishes the centrality of race and gender to the history of early colonial Virginia.