The lady's companion: or, An infallible guide to the fair sex

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Página 71 - ... an Impertinence. The Art of laying out Money wisely is not attained to without a great deal of thought ; and it is yet more difficult in the case of a Wife, who is accountable to her Husband for her mistakes in it. It is not only his Money, his Credit too is at stake, if what lieth under the Wife's care is managed, either with undecent Thrift, or too loose Profusion.
Página 55 - A Woman is not to be proud of her fine Gown; nor when she hath less Wit than her Neighbours, to comfort her self that she hath more Lace.
Página 116 - Liquor through a Sieve, and let it settle; then provide a large Stew-pan, with Water, and some China Cups, or glazed Earthenware; fill these Cups with Jelly taken clear from the Settling, and set them in a Stewpan of Water, and let the Water boil gently till the Jelly becomes as thick as Glue; after which, let them stand to cool, and then turn out the Glue upon a Piece of new Flannel, which will draw out the Moisture; turn them once in...
Página 77 - There is yet a third Particular wherein any great Difproportion is much to be avoided, and that is in Years. The Humours of Youth and Age differ fo widely, that there had need be a great deal of Skill to compofe the Difcord into a Harmony. When a young Woman marries an old Man, there are commonly...
Página 68 - You may love your children without living in the nursery, and you may have a competent and discreet care of them without letting it break out upon the company or exposing...
Página 66 - ... Unseasonable Weakness may no doubt sometimes grieve you, but then set against this, that it giveth you the Dominion, if you will make the right use of it. It is next to his being dead, in which Case the Wife hath right to Administer; therefore, be sure, if you have such an...
Página 361 - Bake them three quarters, or an hour, in a gentle oven, or under a baking cover, till they come to a fine brown, and place them on your mazarine, that they may not touch one another ; but place them fo that they may not fall flat in the baking ; or you may form them on your table with a broad kitchen knife, and place them on...
Página 55 - Death made lefs heavy to them by the Contemplation of their being laid out in State, and honourably attended to the Grave. One may come a good deal...
Página 336 - Cloves, and fo let it ftew ; being ftewed, take out all your Meat and Roots with a Skimmer, put in a few Crumbs of Bread, and let it ftew foftly ; take the...
Página 53 - She will fetch such a compass in discourse to bring in her beloved self, and rather than fail, her fine petticoat, that there can hardly be a better scene than such a trial of ridiculous ingenuity.

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