How I Managed My House on Two Hundred Pounds a Year

Front Cover
Loring, 1866 - Cost and standard of living - 95 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 3 - Child of the Islands ; a Poem. By the HON. MRS. NORTON. Second Edition. Square 8vo, cloth. 6*. Nuts and Nutcrackers. With upwards of 50 Illustrations by
Page 40 - Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.
Page 31 - Life of Nelson," and it was said that he owed all his success to being always a quarter of an hour beforehand for any ap.pointment or object that he had in view ; not that he actually kept the appointment at a quarter before time, but was always ready for it. The words seemed to stand luminously out...
Page 48 - If a husband be kept in ignorance of his wife's carelessness or debt, it is like walking over the concealed crater of a volcano, which may break at any moment and precipitate him beneath.
Page 89 - I have often wished sumptuary laws were in force to compel them to attire themselves in a manner becoming to their station, or that their wages might be partially devoted to the savings banks, as a little future provision against sickness or other casualties.
Page 29 - cm with water they'd be drowned, poor things, and wouldn't be at all maly ; and if I was to put biling water on 'em they'd be waxy. I steam 'em. Ah ! missis, it takes a time to understand a petaty ; they don't like much water.
Page 75 - Mince somewhat small a couple of turnips, a tiny onion, a piece of shallot, and some outside pieces of celery. Let the stock boil...
Page 34 - My children were around me before I had devised any certain method of managing my household affairs; Rooms were swept sometimes one day, sometimes another ; occasionally all were littered and in process of cleaning at once.
Page 94 - A woman who means to play her part well, in ever so humble a home, must be a good manager, so that every duty shall have its allotted time — not one duty be huddled upon another.
Page 7 - Wives ! if you would retain your husbands' love with a deeper affection than when in its youthful freshness, cultivate every winning charm of mind and manner, every grace of proper attire...

Bibliographic information