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can althoug make h not bread so , and grand perhaps —especiall , after y all if , the tliat lad may y , be as as your useful correspondent as giving it hint away s , ,
th sits at mostly the hi in hest the honor drawing attached -room to itself do it to ! the When faithful I was discharge yourig , I was of a taug duty ht , whatever that g duty wasand I still hold to that old English notion . Do the
difficult West-end y of ladies obtaining hold to good , it , in trusty the government , respectable of servants their households even at ? £ , 25 The or
. certain £ 18 a that year m may of be the the houses fault at the of West the ladies -end are themselves not under . the It is quite - ment of the real any lady who nominally is at the head of it . She sits govern in the
knowing drawing-room if poor , and Jane has , who deputed waits all on that her ni to ght another and , day in , some has a cases mother not livin even g valid or not objections . Only think felt how bthe strange truly ! respectable _Now , in such families cases , Ladies in the , country there are — many small
y where farmers they or shop would keepers , in many —to part cases with , deli their ght daug to serve hters under to enter the the government grand houses of what I should call a real lady—one who would sweeten all service by her
true nobility—one who by her powers of observation and discretion , as well as hold by her examp and le upri , would ht . ward off evil , and keep the whole tone of the
house-Where pure this is not g done , I say , English ladies have sold their birthright ciation for noug of ht ; the where servants this ' is hall done is , what and where it mig it ht is be known under that such the government whole asso- ,
depend upon it there are still many daughters of our stout yeomanry who would willingly take service under such a mistress , and who would become so attached to her ladylike wisdomthat they would be proud to
, stay years with her—linked to their fellow-servants and to the family by the wholesome laws of kindness and respect . If I were younger and had not my own large family to attend to , Ladies , I
would offer to look out amongst my young countrywomen , to find and train for ou such that service you could as sti they ll hav mig e ht good prefer servants , those if who only were you suitable on your ; parts proving woul to d
y fit yourselves . for , and take on yourselves , , your real duties ., as governors of the servants of the house you call your own . I amLadies
, Your , humble servant and well-wisher , NorthMatron
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206 Open Council.
206 OPEN COUNCIL .
To The Editors Oftlie English "Woman?S J...
To the Editors oftlie English "Woman ? s Journal .
As Ladies I am not , one of the class of ladies insulted in your pages by " A Westend Housekeeper , " I may take up the cudgel in their defence . To quote
lan your d of correspondent boasted Christianity 's expression , humanit , I am y , and exceeding freedom ly , " any amazed lady " who that professes in this to be of " position and character" should make use of such expressions as
, corroborated sadl " let y them wanting starve b in , her " and the own " Christian unfit assertions to live graces that . " she ; I fear and has your my great op correspondent difficulty inion here in persuading is must rather be
her servants to y remain long with her , , notwithstanding that she gives good wages and acting . I would upon direct these , her she attention would not to the feel apostle so aggrieved ' s words to , " be Honor compelled all men to , "
amount speak politel of money y to her or servants quantity ; and of hot I would " mutton , moreover " can , hint comp to ensate her , that for the no absence of Christian sympathy and kindness . Xonr correspondent further argues that " artists or other workers the for
fallacy money , of hig such h or an low argument , are all equal . iShe . " would Upon hardl reflection y class the must Duke herself of Cam see bridge
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Nov. 1, 1861, page 206, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01111861/page/62/