The Complete Servant, by Samuel and Sarah Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 Excerpt: ...be sure to speak ill of your master's house-keeping, where they do not find plenty of large cinders mixt with fresh large coals: thus you may dress your meat with credit, do an act of charity, raise the honour of your master, and sometimes get share of a pot of ale for your bounty to the cinder-woman. As ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 Excerpt: ...be sure to speak ill of your master's house-keeping, where they do not find plenty of large cinders mixt with fresh large coals: thus you may dress your meat with credit, do an act of charity, raise the honour of your master, and sometimes get share of a pot of ale for your bounty to the cinder-woman. As soon as you have sent up the second course, you have nothing to do (in a great family) until supper: there/ore scour your hands and face, put on your hood and scarf, and take your pleasure among your cronies, till nine or ten at night--but dine first. Let there be always a strict friendship between you and the butler, for it is both your interests to be united: the butler often wants a comfortable tit-bit, and you much oftener acool cup of good liquor. However, be cautious of him, for he is sometimes an incoustant lover; because be hath great advantage to allure the maids with a glass of sack, or white-wine and sugar. When you roast a breast of veal, remember your sweeta heart the butler loves a sweet-bread; therefore set is aside till evening; yon can say, the cat or the dog has run away with it, or yon found it tainted or fly-blown; and besides, it looks as well at the table without it. When you make the company wait long for dinner, and the meat be over-done, which is generally the case, you may lawfully lay the fault upon your lady, who hurried you to send op dinner, that you was forced to send it up too much boiled or roasted. If your dinner miscarries in almost every dish, how could you help it? You were teazed by the footmen coming into the kitchen; and to prove it true, take occasion to be angry, anil throw a ladle-full of broth on one or two of their liveries; besides Friday and Childermas-day are two cross days in the week, and it is impossible to...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150620713
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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