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THE THIRD EDITION.
In the present edition of "Domestic Duties,"
a few further alterations have been made on the original work; some of them, such as the lapse of time must naturally render unavoidable in any publication which treats of the fluctuating forms and fashions of society; others altogether of a different kind, but which, it is hoped, will be considered as improvements.
LONDON, NOVEMBER, 1827.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
CONVERSATION I. Preliminary Sketch, &c..............................
CONVERSATION II. On the conduct to be observed towards
CONVERSATION III. New Acquaintances. Choice of. -De-
scription of People to be avoided.— Gossiping.
when and how to be received, when to be rejected. -
The good Opinion of Relations essential to Happiness.
CONVERSATION V. On Temper, as connected with social Re-
lationship towards a Husband, Children, Servants, and So-
CONVERSATION VI. Forms of visiting. — Morning Calls. —
CONVERSATION VII. Economy.— Dress and expensive Tastes.
Collections of Works of Art. — Old China. — Liberality.
Gifts from Visitors. — Qualifications required in a House-
keeper. A Cook. - A Housemaid. — A Nursery Maid. —
A Laundress.-A Footman.-A Porter.-Method of hiring
Servants, whether from private Families or Register Offices.
- Giving and receiving Characters...........
CONVERSATION II. The Nursery.....
CONVERSATION III. Clothes and Family Linen.............. 192
CONVERSATION IV. Furniture.........
CONVERSATION V. Supply of Provisions. Marketing, -
Personally;-by Servants.-Books to be kept with Trades-
men.-Provisions which are not of a perishable Nature are
most advantageously purchased in large Quantities. —
Stores. - Distribution personally or under a Housekeeper.
- Confectionary. — Preserves. — Pickles. - Comparative
Advantage of making these at Home, and purchasing them.
every branch of the Family in order to maintain the former.—
Personal Sickness.-Sickness of Husband,-of Children,
of Servants, Precautions in Contagions. Infectious
and contagious Diseases. - Medical Attendants. Sick
Cookery for the Sick Room. - Preparations for
the Lying-in-Room. - Monthly Nurses.-Management of
tages of Early Rising.-Habit makes it easy and agreeable.—
The first Morning Duty private Devotion. - Morning the
best time for Study,-for the Regulation of Household Af-
fairs, the Settlement of Accounts, the Instruction of
Children. - Much Time saved by sketching out a regular
mental Needlework.-Folly of neglecting these Accomplish-
ments in the married State. Occupations out of Doors.-
Exercise.-Visiting.-Seeing Sights.-Shopping.... Page 389
CONVERSATION III. Evening at Home without Company.
Conversation. - Work. Amusement. At Home with
Company. Music. - Dancing.-Games.-Cards.-Chess,
&c.-Abroad. - General Conduct. -Familiarities.-Ease
of Manner. Bringing out Daughters..........
CONVERSATION IV. On the Danger and Disappointment
attending a mere Pursuit of Pleasure and Amusement.
The opposite Extreme to be also avoided. — The Claims
of Society may in general be attended to, without any
Precepts. Example. — Suspicion once
attached to the Female Character, irremediable. — Forti-
tude under Misfortune. — Resignation.
CONVERSATION II. Religious Duties. - Private Devotion.
Family Worship.-Attending Church. - Visiting the Sick.
- Charitable Institutions. - Death Beds..................470