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To The Editors Oftlie English "Woman?S J...
with a London sewer cleaner , or the Mistress of the Robes with a farmer ' s maid-of-all-work , and jet they are all workers for money . In the next place
she says , " Having been once obliged to step from drawing-room dignity , a lad be y need onl not y contrary hesitate to as Eng to where lish practice she steps , but down subversive . " _JSFow to X maintain one of the this pri to
mar a lad y laws must of have civilization lost all , self bec -respect ause to , and ab le ere to " step all so dow content n" unhesitating there wou l l y , soon y be an end to society . Before writing , your correspondent should for
one moment have supposed her own fortune suddenly reversed , and herself contentedly seeking employment as scullery-maid in some grand house , where she now visits as a woman ( I beg pardon—I should have said " lady" ) of
rank . Why should not reduced ladies be free to seek employment congenial to 1 k their correspondent now receive l feelings edged d in a ? , good this " The A enli West education definition ghtened -end Housekeeper i of n age heart a , " real as w lad we ide , " y ll ly " differs as fr gi om ven _Jiead . mine from rat is h . that respectabl va When g generall uely a by woman y your con ac - -
nected , and is obliged to perform , no menial work , she is , in my opinion y a lady , and she still retains this character , even though she suddenly loses her position Of course and be in broug our corr ht to es poverty ondent ' . s estimationmy aruments are "
revolutionary and l , y " and I will p use higher ones , in the , apostle g ' s words , " In honor th prefer an themselves ring one anot " h " A " West "in - low end liness Housekeeper of mind , " let mi each ht also esteem be referred others better to the
Parable of the Rich . Fool , and she might take warning g not to feel so certain of the stability of her own exalted position , but remember that " Pride goeth before destruction . "
who We seems will so hope secure that the in her time ran may k , may come be when more this endued exalted with lady the of position sj > irit of , Christian love . If our hearts are so selfish and hard that we cannot
sympathise with the unfortunate , let us not be dictatorial or abusive . I trust that the cause for which I have taken the pen will be a sufficient apology for the length of this , and remain Your , Ladies v , obedient servant ery
, S . A .
Open Council. 207
OPEN COUNCIL . 207
To The Editors Of The English Woman's Jo...
To the Editors of the English Woman ' s Journal . Ladies , who domestic service the
how proper Does many emp the years loyment " West of - training end of women Housekeeper it takes who to find , " mak themselves e suggests a good for £ servant 26 without ? mean The s , nurse consider as most , for
instance , whom this lady . "begs to come to her a year" began , likel then when y rose , bi b gger y step " minding and by stronger step bab till y , , for in she middle mother served life " her , when probabl apprenticeshi she y was she almost can p as comman nurse a bab - d y g a irl herself hi ; g and her ;
dience price for , punctuality her skill and , the experience air of respectful . Also , deference does the lad , and y suppose thoroug that h knowled the obe ge - of her duties , which she justly looks for in the < £ 18 amateur housemaid servant , can be mi put ht on be
better any day satisfied with the with housemai the cold d ' s mutton cap ? ' No but _; your thenin most casesshe g would hardly be worth the salt she ate with it . , It is a truth , which every , father and
for money mother emp , loyment e of arl a y famil training for y oug women is ht an to , absolute I bear am in grieved necessity mind , that to . see to In th all the at workers one midst class of hi all g of h the our or low outcry sisters for have let the good old-fashioned tasks of their position and from slip observations quite out of mad their
hands during . a I long am speaking visit in a of rural farmers district ' daug . hters In , farmhouses I found girls who e
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Nov. 1, 1861, page 207, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01111861/page/63/