Advice to a young woman at service: in a letter from a friend

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Printed for the trustees of the publishing fund, 1823 - Travel - 30 pages
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Page 13 - Gradgrind denounced the pupil who, in her ignorance, said the first principle of political economy was to "do unto others as you would have others do to you " ; but she was right, and only the political economy of the golden rule will save society.
Page 26 - How pleasant it would be to have it in your power to furnish a room, to have one of your sisters or nieces live with you, and together with yourself take in work amongst your own people, and in the neighborhood of your relations and earliest friends.
Page 28 - Do not suppose, because I have recommended a plain dress, that I would have you feel as if you were in a low, degraded state. Far otherwise. We are all in some respects upon an equality.
Page 12 - Let it be your ambition and your happiness to send the dishes up to the table in a manner that will gratify the family.
Page 29 - But our Creator, for wise purposes, has made our outward state, at least for a time, in some things to differ.
Page 31 - ... for there are bad books in circulation, such as I should be sorry to have you even look at; — and many more foolish ones, which it is a mere waste of time to read.
Page 19 - Much happiness too is lost by frequent change ; for the longer you live in a family the more you will feel interested in its concerns, you will probably love the family better, and will consequently be more' happy ; for the more we love, the happier we are.

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