Live and Let Live, or Domestic Service Illustrated (Classic Reprint)

Live and Let Live, or Domestic Service Illustrated (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Live and Let Live, or Domestic Service Illustrated The writer of the following pages begs her readers will have the kindness to remember that her busi ness has been to illustrate the failures of one party in the contract between employers and employed, and that, therefore, she may appear to be insensible, but certainly is not, to the manifold trials and dis couragements of the mistress of a family in her re lation to her domestics. These trials are rendered very general by the facilities for changing service, and the almost necessary dependance on foreign and uninstructed people. These very trials and circum stances peculiar to our domestic life make it imper ative Upon American mothers to qualify their daugh ters to superintend their domestics, and to prepare the future housewife for the exigences that await her; as emergencies constantly occur where the lady must perform the primitive offices of women, or her family must be comfortless. Our young ladies are taught French, Italian, drawing, music, 810. And let them be; these are the ornaments and luxuries of education but let not the necessaries be omitted the stat? Of domestic life sacrificed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243318189
  • 9780243318186

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