Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper
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Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper

By T. S. (Timothy Shay) Arthur
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This happened a very few years after, my marriage, and is one of those feeling incidents in life that we never forget. My husband's income was moderate, and we found it necessary to deny ourselves many little articles of ornament and luxury, to the end that there might be no serious abatement in the comforts of life. In furnishing our house, we had been obliged to content ourselves mainly with things useful. Our parlor could boast of nine cane-seat chairs; one high-backed cane-seat rocking chair; a pair of card tables; a pair of ottomans, the covers for which I had worked in worsted; and a few illustrated books upon the card tables. There were no pictures on the walls, nor ornaments on the mantle pieces. For a time after my marriage with Mr. Smith, I did not think much about the plainness of our style of living; but after a while, contracts between my own parlors and those of one or two friends, would take place in my mind; and I often found myself wishing that we could afford a set of candelabras, a pair of china vases, or some choice pieces of Bohemian glass. In fact, I set my heart on something of the kind, though I concealed the weakness from my husband. Time stole on, and one increase after another to our family, kept up the necessity for careful expenditure, and at no time was there money enough in the purse to justify any outlay beyond what the wants of the household required.

Table of Contents
  • TRIALS AND CONFESSIONS OF A HOUSEKEEPER.
    • BY
    • T. S. Arthur
      • PHILADELPHIA: 1859.
      • INTRODUCTION.
    • CONTENTS.
  • CONFESSIONS OF A HOUSEKEEPER.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • MY SPECULATION IN CHINA WARE.
      • CHAPTER II.
      • SOMETHING ABOUT COOKS.
      • CHAPTER III.
      • LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT.
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • CHEAP FURNITURE.
      • CHAPTER V.
      • IS IT ECONOMY?
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • LIVING AT A CONVENIENT DISTANCE.
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • THE PICKED-UP DINNER.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • WHO IS KRISS KRINGLE?
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • NOT AT HOME.
      • CHAPTER X.
      • SHIRT BUTTONS.
      • CHAPTER XI.
      • PAVEMENT WASHING IN WINTER.
      • CHAPTER XII.
      • REGARD FOR THE POOR.
      • CHAPTER XIII.
      • SOMETHING MORE ABOUT COOKS.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
      • NOT A RAG ON THEIR BACKS.
      • CHAPTER XV.
      • CURIOSITY.
      • CHAPTER XVI.
      • HOUSE-CLEANING.
      • CHAPTER XVII.
      • BROILING A LOBSTER.
      • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • THE STRAWBERRY-WOMAN.
      • CHAPTER XIX.
      • LOTS OF THINGS.
      • CHAPTER XX.
      • A CURE FOR LOW SPIRITS.
      • CHAPTER XXI.
      • A BARGAIN.
      • CHAPTER XXII.
      • A PEEVISH DAY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.
      • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • WORDS.
      • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • MAY BE SO.
      • CHAPTER XXV.
      • "THE POOR CHILD DIED."
      • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • THE RIVAL BONNETS.
      • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • MY WASHERWOMAN.
      • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • MY BORROWING NEIGHBOR.
      • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • EXPERIENCE IN TAKING BOARDERS.
      • CHAPTER XXX.
      • TWO WAYS WITH DOMESTICS.
      • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • A MOTHER'S DUTY.
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