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Staubach, Frau Charlotte

The widowed aunt of Linda Tressel. Who feared that the joys of this life were too much in the girl’s mind, and tried to force her to marry old Peter Steinmare.

"...the petticoted pietist of Nuremberg is a kindly woman at heart. Only the iron creed, which makes her whole being so grievous to herself and to those about her, constrains her to see wickedness in joy; in every form of pleasure a species of profligacy; in all love for children a pernicious indulgence, endangering their eternal welfare; and in every woman, Satan's easy prey, until guarded by a middle-aged, respectable, unlovable and austere husband."- Linda Tressel.