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A COMMON-COUNCILMAN'S lady paying her daughter a visit at school, and
inquiring what progress she had made in her education, the governess
answered, pretty good, madam, she is very attentive: if she wants
anything it is a capacity: but for that deficiency you know we must
not blame her.--No madam, replied the mother, but I blame you
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