(Mother). An old nurse “at the Hungerford Stairs.” Dame Ursley or Ursula, another nurse, says of her rival-
“She may do very well for skipper's wives, chandlers' daughters, and
such like, but nobody shall wait on pretty Mistress Margaret ...
excepting and saving myself.” —
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894