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HAYWOOD, ELIZA FOWLER   1693?-1756


  • A new present for a servant-maid: containing rules
  • Subjects: cookery, household management, manners, servants,

    • 1. A new present for a servant-maid: containing rules for her moral conduct both with respect to herself and her superiors: the whole art of cookery . . . in ten books. etc. [by Mrs Haywood].
      London: printed for G. Pearch; and H.Gardner   1771
      19 cm.   xiii, 272 p. frontis.   2 sh.  
      GB:   LeU(B)5  
      US:   DCLC   KMK   NYPL  

      --another ed. London: printed for G. Pearch; and H. Gardner, [c.1775]. -- ICJ
      1. The main title in Murphy, p. 19 contains the misprint 'serving-maid' in place of servant- maid'.
      2. The term 'books' in this (as in many other) 18th-century works means 'part' or 'section', and includes directions for marketing, the art of preserving, making English wines, the whole art of distilling, and instructions for carving.
      3. For biographies of Mrs Eliza Fowler Haywood see DNB, vol. 9 (1908), pp. 313-15; and M. Priestley, The Female Spectator (London, 1929).
      4. Scots Mag., vol. 34 (Apr. 1772), p. 205, confirms that the price was 2 sh.
      5. The LeU(B) edition is inscribed 'Elizabeth Baker Her Book, London October 9th 1780'.

      Bitting, p. 220

  • A present for a servant-maid: or, the sure means of gaining love
  • Subjects: household management, servants, manners,

    • 1. A present for a servant-maid: or, the sure means of gaining love and esteem . . . to which are added, directions for going to market; . . . with some rules for washing. etc. [Anon,].
      London: printed and published by T. Gardner   1743
      19 cm.   76 p.   1 sh. (or 25 for a guinea to those who give them away)  
      GB:   ENLS*   LBL  
      US:   MH   NYPL  

      --another ed. Dublin: printed by and for George Faulkner, 1743, LeU(B)
      --another ed. Dublin: printed by and for George Faulkner, 1744. LBL: CSmH; ICN
      --another ed. London: printed and published by T. Gardner, 1745. --: CtY; NcU
      --another ed. Boston: reprinted by Rogers and Fowle, [c.1747].
      --another ed. London: printed and published by T. Gardner, 1749. LeU(B): CtY; NPV
      1. This work contains few receipts and, notwithstanding the similar main-title of Mrs Haywood's other work which was published nearly thirty years later (see previous entry), the two books are entirely different. The later work contains a considerable number of receipts. The following sub-headings give an idea of the content of this earlier book: Sluttishness; Telling Family Affairs; Fortune-Tellers; Giving Saucy Answers; Apeing the Fashion; Delaying to give Change; Washing Victuals; Being too free with Men-Servants; Mispending Time; etc.
      2. For the c.1747 edition see Lincoln, p. 7, where it is stated; 'This book is advertised in the Bos

      Oxford, p. 73


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