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  • Her relatives considered that the penury of her table discredited the Mingott name, which had always been associated with good living; but people continued to come to her in spite of the "made dishes" and flat champagne, and in reply to the remonstrances of her son Lovell (who tried to retrieve the family credit by having the best chef in New York) she used to say laughingly: "What’s the use of two good cooks in one family, now that I’ve married the girls and can’t eat sauces?"

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  • The couple suffered from substance abuse, gambling, lack of family support, and other social ills that lead to penury.
  • knowing no burden of heavy tedious penury.
    Shakespeare, William  --  As You Like It

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