The Memoirs of the Celebrated and Beautiful Mrs. Ann Carson: Daughter of an Officer of the U.S. Navy, and Wife of Another, Whose Life Terminated in the Philadelphia Prison

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Sold at no. 1671/2 Greenwich st., 1838 - Bigamy - 170 pages

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Page 107 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see : The mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Page 142 - ... his associates, than all the meddling old ladies in London could have effected in the one instance, or suspected in the other, in as many months. The great object of the whole contrivance...
Page 47 - I was an American; a land of liberty had given me birth; my father had been his commanding officer; I felt myself his equal, and pride interdicted my submitting to his caprices."21 Perfectly aware of her audience as she described this situation, Carson declared to her readers: "nature did not create me for a non entity, so I became a heroine, and bravely bid defiance to Captain Carson's authority."22 Carson's expectations and assertions of independence were discussed less and less frequently in the...
Page 52 - In this state, as we are told by one who well knew the perversities of human nature, " trifles light as air Are confirmations strong As proofs of Holy Writ." Hence it is not to be wondered at, if certain recent events in our Church, of considerable importance in themselves, have had that importance greatly magnified, have been viewed with eyes which could not help discolouring and distorting them, and have produced an excitement far beyond their real significance.
Page 6 - Finding I was hunted, like a hare pursued by the hounds, from respectable society, I resolved at once to initiate myself among that class of people who set law, justice, and forms, at defiance."35 She lacked financial resources to begin a new business and she had lost the credibility to elicit assistance from former friends and acquaintances. Even her family turned against her. According to Carson's interpretation of events, her brothers-in-law were chiefly to blame for bringing...
Page 46 - I learned to scorn and despise him, only regarding him as a slave does an austere master whom he is compelled to obey, and to whose authority he must submit...
Page 202 - This was the first time in my life I had ever been offered a job of this nature. In the past, I had been considered with some contempt as not being able to do anything.
Page 47 - I had been admired, and, the gossip Fame said, beloved tenderly, ardently, by a man, young, sensible, accomplished and attractive. My tyrant was madly jealous...
Page 19 - I therefore became complete mistress of my needle, and excelled in plain sewing and fancy work. This gratified my fond parent, who overlooked many of my failings in consideration of my attention to, and excellence in, this her favourite branch of my education ; this, and writing, were the only arts I ever excelled in while at school.

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