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blog : Elizabeth Gaskell’s Children – Part 2, Margaret Emily

Untidy, dreamy, and absent; but so brim full of I don’t know what to call it... Margaret Emily Gaskell 1837-1913 Margaret Gaskell, known as Meta, was born two and a half years after Marianne. In her diary for December 1837, Elizabeth writes: “Meta; 10 months old on the 5th of this month. She has a much more passionate temper than Marianne, perhaps much livelier. She is very bright and saucy when all goes right, and very affectionate.  The