1881 Antique Victorian Home Book Household Guide Cookbook Décor Social Etiquette For Sale
1881 ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HOME Book HOUSEHOLD Guide COOKBOOK Décor SOCIAL ETIQUETTE
THE COMPLETE HOME (1881)
Mrs. Julia McNair Wright
Here is theoriginal 1881 Editionof "The Complete Home : An Encyclopedia of Domestic Life and Affairs,"by Julia McNair Wright. Published by J.C. McCurdy & Co. Fine Binding. 584 pgs. Measures 9" x 6". Illustrated.
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HOUSEHOLD GUIDE, COOKBOOK, SOCIAL ETIQUETTE & MORE!
This lovely antique home guide was all the lady of the Victorian era home needed to run an efficient and inviting household. This homemaker’s guide not only gave instruction on running a charming home, it was also a cookbook, a home décor book and a social etiquette book.
The Complete Home discusses the foundation of the household, it’s order, economy and beauty. Suggestion for healthfulness, emergencies, raising children, literature, amusements, friendships, manners hospitality, servants, industry, managing money and more.
Beautiful full-color, full-page plates and engaging text adorn this beautiful antique Victorian book. Whether you collect cookbooks or Victorian era household books, this one is sure to please!
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Condition is overall GOOD.Tightly bound volume has had archival repairs done to hinges and joints of book. All are holding strong. Clean, bright pages with a tidy archival tape repair to the last page which had a closed tear. Covers are as shown with edge wear, corner bumping and spotting. Overall good condition.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER I AUNT SOPHRONIA
Her Opinions ~ Her Nieces ~ Offers of Marriage ~ The Building Of a Home ~ Some Modern Misses’ Opinions ~ Have we capital enough to marry? --What is this capital? –The rock on which the Home foundation rests ~ What Is the cornerstone of a home? ~ The need of good health to make a Home Happy ~ When young persons should resolve upon celibacy ~ Man builds his Home from without, woman from within ~ Intimate knowledge of character Requisite to a safe engagement ~ Long and short engagements ~ What is more Important than a trousseau? ~ A couple may marry on small means ~ Let there Be NO DEBTS ~ The necessity of some fixed means of making a livelihood ~ The Importance of a thorough knowledge of Housekeeping ~ No home safe Without this ~ It is equal to a large cash capital ~ Thorough housekeeping a Fine art ~ Economy ~ Macabre financiering ~ Capacity for self-denial ~ Begin Moderately ~ Value of knowing how to sew, make, mend, cut, fit, --Burn’s House mother ~ Excellence of culture ~ Need of good temper in the Home ~ Home our Treasure House ~ Are two better than one? ~ Look the future in the face ~ Count the cost ~ Make no leap in the dark ~ A well portioned Bride ~ Two weddings ~ A Benediction in the Home
CHAPTER II ORDER ~ TIME SAVING
A suitable age for marriage ~ What one should study ~ When to study music or art ~ A young wife’s studies ~ How to have time for Everything ~ A wedding gift ~ The great time saver ~ Dangers of Disorder ~ How to manage work ~ Helen’s domestic management ~ Is mistress or maid to Blame for disorder? ~ How a young woman arranged her work ~ Important Hints on dress ~ A word on good manners ~ A morning call ~ A new method Of sending clothes to the wash ~ When to mend clothes ~ How to wash lace And embroidery ~ A disorderly house-mother ~ A place for everything ~ A Pleasant sitting room ~ A window garden ~ A well arranged kitchen ~ How a Young woman can best economize in her kitchen ~ How to get time for charity Work ~ When to do the fall and spring sewing ~ The House-cleaning ~ Order In individuals ~ Order in a farm house ~ A model farmer’s wife ~ Preparedness For emergencies ~ Cousin Ann’s method of doing her housework ~ A time for Everything ~ A place for everything ~ The month, week, day, hour, minute for Various kinds of work ~ Don’t crowd work ~ A daughter’s best dowry
CHAPTER III ECONOMY ~ THE POUNDS AND PENCE
Ashamed of economy ~ How shall we begin To economize? ~ Reducing a servant’s wages ~ Economy and charity ~ The Seamstress’ view of hard times ~ How working people should meet hard times ~ Where people begin their economies ~ Servants and employers ~ Needful rise And fall in wages ~ Fit expenses to your station in life ~ Don’t blush at wearing CALICO ~ What constitutes a lady? ~ Rights of masters and employers ~ How to Meet a reduce income ~ The real cost of a new silk dress ~ Need and Pride ~ Pride a hard master ~ Little savings and little wastings ~ Losing a hundred One dollar bills ~ Paying for breakages ~ What servants have no right to expect --Making over dresses ~ Making over neck ties ~ To clean silk, velvet, and Merino ~ Economizing on the table ~ A soup relish ~ Cheese and parsley ~ Ashamed of economy or ashamed of extravagance ~ Making the best of what We have on hand ~ Aimless savings ~ What to do with old clothes--- Ten dollars Worth of clothes for one dollar ~ “Jumping in a bucket” ~ A genius for House ~ Keeping ~ A mother’s meeting ~ CHARITY PAYS ~ Foreign economy ~ Americans are extravagant ~ Why? ~ Extravagance in coffee making ~ Rich French Men and poor Americans ~ Foreign housekeeping ~ Saving fuel ~ Buying In little ~ Keeping meats and vegetables sweet ~ Manner of keeping milk and Butler cool ~ Neatness in pantries ~ A home made refrigerator ~ Charcoal, cold Water, and a bit of netting ~ Ammonia and plaster of Paris ~ A useful present ~ Economy honorable
CHAPTER IV CHILDREN ~ THEIR RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES
Position of children in a Home ~ Variety in training ~ Mistakes of good people ~ Where to begin training ~ What is a child’s first lesson? ~ Teach a child patience ~ How to teach children To cry softly ~ Noise ~ Quiet needful to young children ~ Causes of summer Diseases ~ Dangers in nurse maids ~ How children are treated by maids ~ Dangers of baby carts ~ What to require in a nurse maid ~ Don’t burden your little Daughter ~ An over-worked child ~ What every mother should do for her own Child ~ Care of a babe’s food ~ Frightening children ~ How to treat terror in a Child ~ English nurses ~ Teaching children engaging manners ~ Teach the child To be generous ~ Errors and crimes ~ Obedience ~ Truth ~ Generosity ~ Respect For authority ~ Early good habits ~ Common sense ~ Worth of the will ~ Rules And rights ~ Variety in penalty ~ Accidents-Teaching a boy to raise a dinner ~ Clean speech ~ Truthfulness ~ Teasing ~ Firmness ~ A root of dishonesty ~ “Mother! Can’t I go fishing? ~ Teasing Anna ~ Care of a child’s hair ~ Developing a child’s beauty ~ A handsome family ~ Elements of beauty ~ Clothe Children plainly ~ Answering children’s questions ~ Encouraging a love of natural history ~ Mothers must read ~ Destructiveness and constructiveness ~ Obedience ~ Plato
CHAPTER V SICKNESS AND WICKEDNESS
A grain of sense ~ Where diseases rise ~ Our bodies Should be cherished ~ Too much and too little physical culture ~ The care of Household health woman’s work ~ Why Mrs. Black’s family were ill ~ Use of Flannel ~ Thick shoes ~ Loose clothes ~ Excursive ~ Sunshine ~ A fine bed room And a healthful bedroom ~ Beauty and Health ~ The housekeeper is the health- Keeper ~ Care of the garret ~ Care of the cellar ~ Cellar and parlor ~ Drains Danger of refuse suds ~ Spores of disease ~ The germ theory ~ Use of soda --sink pipes ~ Dangers of decay ~ House walls ~ Dish cloths---Pot closets ~ Cisterns ~ The eyes of Argus ~ How to have a healthful home ~ A farm home Scene ~ How shall we have healthy children? ~ Dr. Guthrie on long life ~ Value Of good rules ~ Cousin Ann’s tea party ~ The sleep of children ~ A child’s Food ~ When to eat ~ Care of a child’s sight ~ Infant’s toys ~ Care of a child’s Feet ~ Care of beds ~ Exercise and play ~ Seats and Pillows ~ Preventing curved Legs ~ Baths ~ Boy’s sports ~ What is proper for girls ~ Nursing the sick ~ Helpless Women ~ Choosing a sick room ~ How to furnish it ~ Value of a fireplace ~ Escaping infection ~ Manufacturing conveniences for a sick room ~ Make it Cheerful ~ Making a closet ~ A model nurse ~ Her dress ~ Her manners- Her Authority ~ Sympathy ~ A nurse’s duties ~ Harmony between nurse and physician --How to sweep ~ How to put on coal ~ Morning cares ~ Too much medicine Taking ~ Take care of the beginning of disease ~ A case in point ~ Another case Never trifle with disease ~ Food for invalids ~ A neatly served meal ~ How to poach an egg ~ How to bake an apple ~ Have a sick room note book ~ Variety --Forget nothing ~ Neatness ~ A beautiful dish ~ A Salad ~ Salad dressing ~ Sandwiches ~ Tea relish ~ Best way of roasting meat ~ Sleeplessness ~ Sleep a Gift of God
CHAPTER VI HOME ADORNMENT
Building the wall of Home ~ What finishes the wall ~ Good Taste ~ Beauty important in a home ~ Cash value of beauty ~ How to ornament A country home ~ Children who love Home are inexpensive in habits ~ Why our Young folks often hate the farm ~ Secret of hard times ~ Where national wealth Lies ~ Farm lands should be more productive ~ Fertility of Palestine ~ Egypt ~ Chaldea ~ Why cousin Ann’s boys love the farm ~ Youth craves beauty ~ Beauty is cheap ~ A good start if life ~ How children can create Home beauty --Wonderful boys and a wonderful mother ~ How a home increased in money Value ~ Hester a housekeeper ~ How a poor girl made her Home beautiful ~ A beautiful western cabin ~ Good taste creative ~ How to find time for beauty --Winter ornaments ~ Dinning table ornaments ~ Value of a tasteful table ~ A Center piece ~ Bouquets ~ A hanging lamp ~ How to arrange a table ~ Worth Of little things ~ Care of table cloths ~ Always a way to get on ~ Trimming Dishes ~ Ornamenting a boiled ham ~ Cold meat ~ Stewed meat--Serving boiled Eggs--Sandwiches ~ Costliness is not beauty ~ Fancy napkins ~ An ugly parlor ~ What is needed in a beautiful room ~ Beauty and eyesight ~ Care of the eyes How to escape colds ~ Preventing croup ~ Loftiness of beauty ~ Prime elements Of beauty ~ How to buy furniture and carpets ~ Make comfort an aim ~ Care of Furniture ~ Give children low seats ~ Do not crowd furniture ~ Let us help Others to find beauty ~ Children’s rooms ~ Servant’s rooms-Visiting the sick And poor ~ An invalid’s window ~ The power of beauty ~ An elegant screen ~ Ornamenting glass-Painted windows ~ A beautiful basket ~ Home decorations
CHAPTER VII INDUSTRY IN THE HOME
Books ~ A call from Miss Black ~ Finding something To do ~ People and their work ~ Work a duty ~ A maiden lady of means finds Work ~ What Miss Black does ~ Helping servants ~ What ought girls to do? ~ Housework should be learned ~ Are you making home happy? ~ Duty of parents To train children to industry ~ Home a center of activity ~ A family well trained --A habit, and an object ~ Well directed industry ~ Making industry pay ~ We Should study our children ~ Working for the future ~ Give children a share in Work and profit ~ Boy’s help in the house ~ A nice pair of lads ~ Work not an End ~ What is the end? ~ How work injures ~ Fierce work ~ Work of pride ~ Work for the lazy ~ Fretting over work ~ Unsystematic work ~ Killed by fuss ~ Rest in the evening ~ Evening work ~ Sabbath rest ~ Holiday rest ~ Rest in Change of work ~ Disease from insolence ~ Vigor rises from labor ~ Saving and Earning ~ Escaping doctor’s bills ~ Hire your seamstress ~ Getting a summer Seamstress ~ Two little children at work ~ Mischievous children ~ Work for a Small boy ~ Teaching boys a trade ~ Every girl’s trade ~ Success from diligence --Model family
CHAPTER VIII LITERATURE IN THE HOME
How to improve a Home ~ Homes and books ~ Value of newspapers ~ A farmer’s opinion of papers ~ An evening scene ~ On A stock farm ~ Brought up on books ~ A favorite book ~ Scrap-books ~ Begin at The beginning ~ Train for the future ~ An age of books ~ Hugh Miller’s first Library ~ Dicken’s first library ~ Child’s books ~ Sabbath books ~ How children Are taught to love the Bible ~ Pilgrims’ progress ~ How to lead children on in Literature ~ Cultivating a love of science ~ What to read ~ We must and will Read ~ History ~ Biography ~ Travels ~ Explorations ~ Poetry ~ When to read Milton and Shakespeare ~ Essays ~ Scientific reading ~ When to read novels ~ What novels ~ The most valuable book ~ Reading in the line of our work ~ What lawyers, doctors, and farmers should read ~ Fred’s four scrap-books ~ What Thomas and Belinda thought ~ A letter on what not to read ~ Good and Evil of the press ~ We never forget ~ Books form our habits of thought ~ Do Not read what lessens strength, or robs of earnestness or reverence ~ Do not Read secular books on Sabbath ~ Do no read what you desire to hide ~ Do not Read from foolish curiosity ~ When to read ~ Saving moments ~ Book in Parlors ~ Reading saves from dissipation ~ Systematic reading ~ Morning and Evening reading ~ What to do Saturday evening ~ Reading and kitchen work ~ The benefit of a Literary Society ~ How to read ~ Rules for reading ~ Learn What you can about authors ~ Study what you read ~ Don’t be discouraged What Hugh Miller says ~ Dr. Guthrie’s opinions ~ The morals of the Ice Landers ~ Studious working people ~ Welsh workers ~ Seneca’s remarks on Education ~ Choosing books for children ~ We must crowd out evil reading ~ No excuse for being without books ~ Lay up a book fund ~ A home without books
CHAPTER IX ACCIDENTS IN THE HOME
How to meet an accident ~ Presence of mind ~ Dr. John Brown, of Edinburgh, on presence of mind ~ Value of this quality ~ Its Elements ~ Instilling children with courage ~ Boys and bugs ~ Belinda Wedding ~ A mortifying act ~ A little girl’s presence of mind ~ Fred and the Fire ~ Better to act than to scream ~ Cutting a blood vessel ~ Screaming murder --The child in the well ~ Martha’s wisdom ~ Mentor’s advise to Telemaque ~ A finger cut off ~ A burnt arm ~ A remedy for burns ~ Accidents by fire ~ Careless use of kerosene ~ Of powder ~ A lessen ~ Care of lamps ~ Of fires Of ashes ~ Kindling wood left on the stove ~ Clothes drying ~ Dangers of hot Ashes ~ Peter Stuyvesant’s fire law ~ Carelessness with matches ~ Insurance does Not cover loss ~ Fighting fire ~ Danger from falls ~ Glass or cinder in the eye --A dog bite ~ Sunstroke ~ A mad dog ~ Fear of horses ~ Child on fire ~ A Child choking ~ Choking on thimbles ~ Dye in cloth ~ Antidotes for poison ~ Screaming and incapacity ~ Never frighten a child ~ Careless nurse
CHAPTER X RELIGION IN THE FAMILY
He did not believe in religion ~ Morals and religion --The state of religion ~ The Sabbath question ~ Religion the basis of laws ~ Sanctity of the family ~ Family founded on the Bible ~ How the Bible approves Its origin ~ The family and the state ~ Religion and crime ~ Piety and pauperism --Religion and independence ~ A family anniversary ~ Home building for Eternity ~ Every day religion ~ Why cultivate family piety ~ The comfort of Religion ~ The finest inheritance ~ Religion in cousin Ann’s home ~ A Sabbath Well spent ~ Family worship ~ No unkind criticisms ~ An irreligious family ~ Helen’s Sabbath instructions ~ Bunyan’s Mr. Talkative ~ A church going habit --Religion while traveling ~ Citizenship in Heaven ~ Danger of late hours ~ Parental vigilance ~ The family guide book ~ A word from Plato
CHAPTER XI HOSPITALITY IN THE HOME
A garden of roses ~ The queen of social virtues Varieties in hospitality ~ Ostentatious hospitality ~ Spasmodic ~ Nervous ~ Mrs. Smalley’s hospitality ~ Common sense hospitality ~ Hospitality without apology --Biblical hospitality ~ Selfish hospitality ~ Excessive hospitality ~ Elegant hospitality ~ The right kind of hospitality ~ A sewing society discussion ~ What Our minister said ~ Bible instances ~ Plainess in hospitality ~ Manners of Guests ~ As good as a sermon ~ A home view of hospitality ~ A guest room The mother’s room ~ Abuse of hospitality ~ Mountain cabin ~ A western settler’s Home ~ Good Samaritan deeds-The poor ~ A remarkable instance ~ Valuable Thoughts ~ Decrease of hospitality ~ Old time manners ~ A singular incident ~ Choicest form of rural hospitality--
CHAPTER XII FRIENDSHIP IN THE HOME
Boys in the street ~ Dangerous playmates ~ A child Is a social animal ~ Responsibility of mothers ~ Gold, Silver, and brass training --Bring Tom to order ~ Friends are a necessity of our nature ~ A young Girl’s companion ~ Our minister’s sermon on friendship ~ Sympathy in opinions Dangers of evil company ~ Youth has strange grounds of choice ~ Safety of Brothers ~ Country homes ~ Entertain your son’s friends ~ Mrs. Blacks despair A wicked child ~ Mutual aid ~ Aunt Sophronia’s party ~ Life long friendships ~ Grounds of friendship ~ Women’s friendships ~ Men’s friendships ~ Friendships Of men and women
CHAPTER XIII VALUE OF GOOD MANNERS
How to learn good manners ~ Books on etiquette --Cash value of elegant manners-What Emerson says ~ Train early in good Manners ~ Little children’s manners ~ Manliness of good manners ~ Advise to A boy ~ Good manners in conversation ~ Kindness creates courtesy ~ How to Teach children good manners ~ Dr. Guthrie on manners ~ French manners Manners to our servants ~ To our children ~ Life’s small change ~ A polite Young man ~ Cousin Ann’s rules ~ Virtue of reverence ~ Where taught ~ Manners of the present age ~ Saucy literature ~ Why we exalt the past ~ A good Boy to his mother ~ Manners at meals ~ Farm house tables ~ Take time for Meals ~ Children and company ~ Shy children ~ Forward Children ~ Cultivate Children’s manners ~ Old fashioned courtesies ~ Politeness to mothers ~ What not To do ~ Waiting on sisters ~ Be sincere ~ Be sympathetic ~ Be self forgetful Be thoughtful ~ Cultivate conversation ~ Politeness the sum of littles ~ Home Deserves good manners ~ Be pleasant in the morning ~ Little sins ~ Be modest A model girl ~ Accept reproof kindly ~ Chesterfield’s opinion ~ Courtesy the Flower of home
CHAPTER XIV METHODS OF DOING WORK
Causes of insanity ~ Insanity and overwork ~ Why Is there over work? ~ Religious insanity ~ Indolence and insanity ~ Over work And under rest ~ Work is a blessing ~ Dangers of ignorance ~ Value of resting --Needless work ~ Hard common sense ~ The sewing machine ~ Saving hours Different ways of doing the same work ~ John Rocheford’s story of pancakes How to get supper ~ Knowing how to do it ~ Fear of seeming lazy ~ We are All a little mad! ~ Reason applies to baking, boiling, and dish washing ~ Unfairly distributed work ~ Dr. Curwen’s opinion ~ Rest by change of work Over taxed house mothers ~ Need of perfect quiet ~ Need of firmness ~ Sleep Food ~ Don’t bear imaginary burdens ~ How to clean an oil cloth ~ To clean off Rust ~ Cleaning knives ~ Shells for cleaning pots ~ Cleaning tins ~ Paper for Cleaning ~ Keeping a stove clean ~ Paper for glass cleaning ~ Care of silver ~ Care of iron utensils ~ How to clear off a table ~ How to wash dishes---How To teach a servant ~ How to sweep a room ~ Care of carpets ~ Irving’s Dutch Housewife ~ Let need form the rule ~ Washing ~ Babies cross on Monday! Why we have broken down women ~ Cleaning lace curtains ~ Excellent Recipes
CHAPTER XV THE UNITY OF THE HOME
The home is a unit ~ A rope of sand ~ A false home --Dangers of secrets between man and wife ~ Oneness of aim ~ Inform children Of family affairs ~ Confidence between parents and children ~ “Women’s Extravagance” ~ A criminal’s confession ~ A newspaper paragraph --Concealment is criminal ~ The marriage service ~ The Doctor in “Stepping Heavenward” ~ A deceived young man ~ Hiding purchases ~ Miriam’s opinions Relations in law ~ Time an avenger ~ Mothers in law and daughters in law ~ An Arab proverb ~ Need each family live alone ~ Paying family debts ~ Attention to the old and aged mother ~ A large family ~ A step mother ~ Excellent testimony ~ Dangers of partiality ~ Maiden Aunts ~ Whittier’s maiden Aunt ~ A step mother’s position ~ Her duty ~ Her rights ~ Her disadvantages Love and duty ~ False accusations ~ My cousin’s step mother ~ A motherless Family ~ A silly prejudice ~ Children’s manners to each other ~ Unjust charges --Quarrels ~ Miriam’s children settling a family dispute ~ A loving family Keeping birthdays ~ Yearly holidays ~ Thanksgiving day ~ Jean Ingelow’s Thought ~ Scriptural view ~ Responsibilities of parents ~ Law of rebound Wedding days ~ A thirtieth anniversary ~ A fine farm ~ Which is dearer, child Or grandchild?
CHAPTER XVI THE USE AND ABUSE OF MONEY IN THE HOME
An argument between two Boys ~ Aunt Sophronia’s decision ~ Money as a means, not an end ~ The miser’s Love ~ Unlawful love of money ~ Evil’s caused by money loving ~ Right love of Money ~ The good of money ~ All toil means money ~ Affectation of disdaining Money ~ Virtue and poverty ~ Crime and poverty ~ Extravagance among the Poor ~ Agur’s prayer ~ A man not poor ~ Three great precepts ~ Cicero’s precept --Joubert’s precept ~ Lord Bacon’s precept ~ The home’s money basis ~ The Comfortable position for the home ~ Economy a revenue ~ Economy and Meanness ~ Little savings ~ Two young housewives ~ Rules for getting rich ~ What is it to be rich? ~ What Astor got for his wealth ~ Four rules for money Making ~ Which is the hardest? ~ Betsy Rourke’s riches ~ Economy in poverty ~ What a cook laid up ~ Worth trying ~ When not to save ~ A field for self ~ Denial ~ Setting out in life ~ Begin moderately ~ Living beyond our means ~ What is extravagance? ~ A portrait of extravagance ~ Know your income ~ Mark expenses ~ Keep accounts ~ Washington and Wellington as account ~ Keepers ~ How to keep accounts ~ Value of persistency ~ Disastrous changes-- A farmer’s wife ~ Slow and safe ~ A family experience ~ Debts shorten life ~ Poverty is only relative ~ Making haste to be rich ~ Avoid illiberality ~ A hard Bargain is a bad bargain for the prosper ~ No mortgage on the farm ~ Give The children toys ~ Don’t begrudge flowers ~ Too much money given children --False ideas ~ Worth of earned money ~ Monitions given to a boy
CHAPTER XVII ATTENTION TO DRESS
Belinda and her new gown ~ Do we think too much about Dress? ~ The duty of thinking about dress ~ Authorities on dress ~ Certain odd Fashions ~ Belinda’s views ~ Paul’s precepts ~ Dressing the hair ~ Hearing a Sermon ~ How we think to much of dress ~ Selfishness in dress ~ The dressy Daughter ~ Reason and common sense in dress ~ Vast importance of dress Dress as it regards health, honesty , charity ~ We must THINK about dress ~ Fashion tried by laws of common sense ~ Ear-rings ~ Beauty of the ear ~ Frizzes- The human head ~ How to care for the hair ~ How to dress it ~ The Hair in its Home appearance ~ Oriental and western fashions ~ High-heeled Boots ~ Their dangers ~ Affecting the spine ~ Injury to the eyes ~ Insanity Chinese and American absurdities ~ The mania for compression ~ The waist Evil affects of tight lacing on the appearance ~ Artists and the natural figure --Hindering a figure ~ Long trains ~ Modesty and immodesty in dress ~ Walking dresses ~ Great underlying principles ~ Dress as it adds to home comfort --Carelessness in dressing children in winter ~ An extravagant women ~ Un Untidy women ~ Dress and health ~ Under flannels ~ Care of the feet ~ Cover The head ~ Lightness in dress ~ Fashions for children ~ Questions in buying Dress ~ Dress and honesty ~ Begging fine dress ~ Train children to honest judgments about dress ~ Sumptuary laws-Curious laws on dress ~ Beauty and Taste in dress ~ Husbands lovers and sons ~ Few clothes ~ but good ones ~ Rules of beauty ~ What dress suits large and small people ~ Colors for dark And fair folks ~ Dress for small companies ~ For children’s parties ~ For church --Durable goods ~ Flowers as as ornaments ~ Ribbons ~ Jewelry ~ Too splendid Articles
CHAPTER XVIII MISTRESSES AND SERVANTS
Importance of a servant’s position ~ The Home Reaches beyond itself ~ inefficient servants ~ Creating paupers ~ Positive and Negative losses ~ In a family and not of it ~ The home tie for servants ~ The Common womanhood ~ Mrs. Black’s expression ~ Mrs. Sophronia’s opinion Frequent change of servants ~ Trusting our servants ~ Cultivating trustworthiness ~ A model mistress ~ Good rules ~ An old proverb ~ A servant in distress --A little love story ~ Permit no negligence ~ No disobedience ~ Allowing visitors ~ “Followers” ~ Need of advice ~ Unjustly particular ~ The servant girl’s Guardian ~ What hiring a maid means ~ A brutal maid ~ A generous maid ~ Servants’ instruction ~ Their rooms ~ A grateful servant ~ Politeness ~ See that Children treat servants kindly ~ Kitchen conveniences ~ Good example and Good advice ~ A thrifty woman ~ Mending household linen ~ Be ruled by principle ~ Encouragement ~ Incentive ~ Praise ~ Warnings ~ Good mistress, good Maid ~ Dangers of housekeeper’s ignorance ~ A fashion of complaint ~ Keeping Too many servants ~ A new way of increasing efficiency ~ Decision ~ Care of Brooms ~ What a servant may be ~ My servant ~ A wise servant ~ Her library --Martha contrives a filter ~ How to save sugar ~ Caring for servants comfort --Three maiden ladies ~ A widely extended charity
CHAPTER XIX A YOUNG MAN WHO EXPECTS TO MARRY
A deep question ~ The secret of Home Happiness ~ conscientiousness ~ A surprise party ~ The subject of the evening ~ How to buy furniture ~ Buy for use ~ Kitchen furniture ~ Choice of furniture ~ How to buy a carpet ~ Harmony in furnishing ~ How to study EFFECT ~ A Compliment to a lady ~ How to make furniture ~ How to make a chair ~ A Table ~ A sofa ~ Window curtains ~ Shades ~ Divans ~ How to make a bracket --A toilette table ~ A lounge ~ How to make a paper carpet ~ A French Author’s view ~ how to maintain the happy home ~ Care of furniture ~ How to Destroy a home ~ How to discourage a man ~ How really happy children Played ~ Small ways of destroying Home ~ Courtesy in the happy Home ~ Punctuality ~ A punctual housewife ~ Dinner to the minute ~ Keep calm tempers ~ Have enough to eat ~ A proper family table ~ Where we waste and save --How not to cook beef ~ How to use cold meat ~ Cheap varieties of food ~ Foresight in housekeeping ~ How to make a luncheon ~ Need of lunch ~ A Mid day meal ~ A late supper ~ How to give a small dinner party ~ How to set The table ~ How to arrange the dinning room ~ The two chief element of a Dinner party ~ Salad for fish ~ How to cook potatoes ~ Nuts and salt ~ Calm- Ness ~ Ease ~ No haste ~ Dinners without wines ~ Calculation ~ A model house Wife ~ House plants ~ Causes and treatment of their diseases ~ How to keep air Moist ~ Care of frosted plants ~ Let children share their cultivation ~ Music in The Home ~ Reading aloud ~ What is good reading ~ The art of telling a story Well ~ Tale telling at meals
CHAPTER XX ANCIENT AND MEDLEVAL HOMES
A Christmas week ~ Christmas the home Feast ~ The first form of the Home ~ Patriarchal life ~ Servant ~ The encampment ~ Their occupations ~ Diversions ~ Music ~ Dress-Jewels ~ Food ~ Princesses as cooks ~ Hospitality ~ The classic home ~ Description of Roman House ~ Fountains ~ Draperies ~ Heating ~ Ventilating ~ Draining ~ Ancient Family worship ~ Books ~ Slaves ~ Dress ~ A Roman dinner ~ The Roman Table ~ Cooking utensils ~ Family life ~ Holiday amusements ~ The successors of Roman civilization ~ The Celt and his home ~ Character of the Celts ~ Their Places of worship ~ Beehive huts ~ Celtic cookery ~ How they buried their Dead ~ Saxons and their home ~ A Saxon tomb ~ Sources of information ~ The Jews as architects ~ Saxon houses ~ THE BOARD ~ Fuel ~ Larder ~ Lights Tumblers ~ Saxon babies ~ Occupations ~ Amusements ~ Education ~ Guest ~ Marriage relations ~ Our names for food ~ Bed-rooms ~ Parlors ~ Naughty Dames ~ Clothes as heirlooms ~ Early English furniture ~ Western cabins-- Indian wigwam
CHAPTER XXI MODEL HOME
Plato’s letter ~ The sanctity of marriage ~ Immortality of the home --Its divine origin ~ Bishop of Winchester on marriage ~ Building a house ~ General principles ~ Position ~ Frame work ~ Place for bed rooms and kitchen Chimneys ~ Closets ~ Beware of fires ~ Cisterns and filters ~ Open fires ~ Furnaces --Color of walls ~ Paper ~ Color in furnishing ~ Decisive hues ~ The surround- Ings of a home ~ Rustic furniture ~ Gardens ~ Convenient houses ~ Use of Homes ~ Families ~ Too large families ~ Home comfort ~ Religion ~ Extention Of home influence ~ Home blessing
CHAPTER XXII THINGS THAT ALL SHOULD KNOW
Soup making and serving ~ Meats and their Cooking ~ Game ~ Fish ~ Frying and roasting ~ Vegetables ~ Cleaning and Cooking ~ Good recipes for ~ When to use ~ What to use ~ Made dishes ~ Side Dishes ~ Two handed ways to cook an egg ~ As many ways of cooking a Tomato ~ Cooking for children ~ For the sick ~ Puddings ~ Cakes ~ Something to Please children ~ How to make candy ~ Desserts ~ How to clean and repair Clothes and furniture ~ Cleaning silk ~ Cloth ~ Furs ~ How to make household Linen last long ~ How to sew ~ How to make over old clothes ~ Very needful Recipes for bread ~ yeast ~ Gruel ~ Tea and Coffee ~ How to save ~ Poisons and Their antidote ~ Fits and fainting ~ How to meet accidents ~ Hysteria ~ Care of Children ~ Amusements in the home ~ Safe games ~ Exercise ~ Gardening-- Drains and sewers ~ Care and cure of diphtheria ~ Gas and gas poisoning ~ Plumbing ~ Smoke-houses ~ Cellars ~ Management ~ Economy
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