This little work is intended to show the rich how they may preserve their health and yet enjoy the bounties of Providence; and teach the poor that frugal management which will make their homes the abode of comfort. Such rational and Christian views of domestic economy have never before been enforced in a treatise on housekeeping.
-- from THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPER BY MRS. S. J. HALE, 1839.
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