Domestic duties; or, Instructions to young married ladies

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Page i - Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Page 449 - How useful was that advice of a holy monk, who persuaded his friend to perform his customary devotions in a constant place, because in that place we usually meet with those very thoughts which possessed us at our last being there...
Page 457 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Page i - Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Page 220 - ... be old. The feet of a goose are pliable when the bird is fresh killed, and dry and stiff when it has been killed some time. Geese are called green till they are two or three months old. DUCKS should be chosen by the feet, which should be supple; and they should also have a plump and hard breast. The feet of a tame duck are yellowish, those of a wild one reddish. PIGEONS should always be eaten while they are fresh; when they look flabby and discolored about the under part, they have been kept...
Page 215 - ... of an inferior kind ; and when the meat is old you may know it by a line of a horny texture running through the meat of the ribs. VEAL is generally preferred of a delicate whiteness ; but, in my opinion, it is more juicy and well flavoured when of a deeper colour. The...
Page 302 - Upon one ounce of pearl barley, after it has been well washed in cold water, pour half a pint of boiling water, and then boil it for a few minutes ; the water must then be strained off and thrown away; afterwards a quart of boiling water must be poured over the barley, and which should then be boiled down to one pint and a quarter, and strained off. The barley water thus made is clear and mucilaginous ; and when mixed with an equal quantity of good milk and a small portion of sugar, is an excellent...
Page 305 - BALM, MINT, AND OTHER TEAS. These are simple infusions, the strength of which can only be regulated by the taste. They are made by putting either the fresh or the dried plants into boiling water in a covered vessel, which should be placed near the fire for an hour. The young shoots both of balm and of mint are to be preferred, on account of their strong aromatic qualities. These infusions may be drunk freely in feverish and in various other complaints, in which diluents are recommended. Mint tea,...
Page i - DUTIES ; Or, Instructions to Young Married Ladies on the Management of their Households, and the Regulation of their Conduct in the various Relations and Duties of Married Life. By Mrs. W. PARKES.
Page 293 - ... a mad-house. It is, however, equally injurious to treat with harshness, or to ridicule the complaints of the hypochondriac ; and as the physician is often obliged to humour the patient, and to prescribe what is termed a placebo, so relations and others should, when the patient appears from increased irritation to require soothing, listen to a string of complaints, which they know to be in a great measure exaggerated, rather than by totally disregarding and ridiculing them, add to the irritation...

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