The Home Book; Or, Young Housekeeper's Assistant. Forming a Complete System of Domestic Economy and Household Accounts. with Estimates of Expenditure,

The Home Book; Or, Young Housekeeper's Assistant. Forming a Complete System of Domestic Economy and Household Accounts. with Estimates of Expenditure,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... is an universal complaint; those, therefore, who have been so fortunate as to meet with any entitled to that designation, should, by kind treatment, secure the continuance of their services. They should be allowed reasonable opportunities of seeing their friends; either by allowing them to go out at stated, or convenient times, or permitting occasional visits at your own house. It is also an indispensable duty of every Mistress so to arrange her domestic affairs, that all the servants, in their turn, may be able to attend public worship; this is a point not sufficiently considered by young Ladies, who, nevertheless, may be themselves regular in their attendance at Church. But how can we expect that servants, with little, or, perhaps, no education, will conscientiously perform their duty to us, if they are not taught their duty towards God? or if they are deprived of sufficient oppor tunities of hearing those instructions from the pulpit, which are necessary to impress upon their minds those momentous truths of our holy Religion; the due consideration of which would be our best security for the faithful discharge of their various services? If a servant has a proper sense of Religion, a Mistress should make up her mind to excuse minor faults, and endeavour to control her own temper, when obliged to chide, by reflecting that perfection is not to be found in human nature: since it sometimes happens that a valuable servant is lost in consequence of a misunderstanding, and a hasty temper on either side may prevent an explanation. Mistakes in delivering messages are frequently productive of much mischief; to avoid which, I should recommend that all messages and directions be committed to writing; the advantages to be derived from such a regular method...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606027
  • 9781236606020