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Title: The Virginia Housewife Author: Mary Randolph Release Date: June 4, 2004 [eBook #12519] Language: English Character set encoding: US-ASCII ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE VIRGINIA HOUSEWIFE*** E-text prepared by David Starner, Kevin Handy, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team THE VIRGINIA HOUSEWIFE Or, Methodical Cook By MRS.
MARY RANDOLPH 1860 Method Is the Soul of Management PREFACE The difficulties I encountered when I first entered on the duties of a housekeeping life, from the want of books sufficiently clear and concise to impart knowledge to a Tyro, compelled me to study the subject, and by actual experiment to reduce every thing in the culinary line, to proper weights and measures.
This method I found not only to diminish the necessary attention and labour, but to be also economical: for, when the ingredients employed were given in just proportions, the article made was always equally good.
The government of a family, bears a Lilliputian resemblance to the government of a nation.
The contents of the Treasury must be known, and great care taken to keep the expenditures from being equal to the receipts.
A regular system must be introduced into each department, which may be modified until matured, and should then pass into an inviolable law.
The grand arcanum of management lies in three simple rules:---Let every thing be done at a proper time, keep every thing in its proper place, and put every thing to its proper use.- If Tue Apr 04 19:15:07 2017 2 the mistress of a family, will every morning examine minutely the different departments of her household, she must de...


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