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S.H.1825

DOMESTIC 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. WILLIAM PARKES.

Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with
her hands.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband, also, and he praiseth
her.
PROVERBS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1825.

LONDON:

Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New-Street-Square.

ADVERTISEMENT.

In committing these sheets to the press,

which she does with the diffidence natural to one who makes her first essay as an author, and who has been led by circumstances rather than by choice to assume that character, the writer cannot help expressing her obligations to a valued medical friend, to whose suggestions and advice she has been deeply indebted, and but for whose constant encouragement, the work would never have seen the light. On questions, especially, that were more immediately connected with his profession, she has felt his assistance to be invaluable. Not only did he communicate most freely, wherever she was doubtful or ignorant, the results of his experience in the course of an extensive practice; but he furnished her with a variety of important facts and illustrations, which he was kind enough to draw up with his own hand, for insertion in the

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