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A present for a servant-maid: or, the sure means of gaining love

By HAYWOOD, ELIZA FOWLER

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