<dTitle type=main>The Virginia House-wife</dTitle>
<dTitle type=sub>Method is the Soul of Management</dTitle>
<dAuthor>Mary Randolph</dAuthor> </byLine>
<dImprint>Washington: Printed by Davis and Force, (Franklin's Head,) Pennsylvania Avenue. 1824.</dImprint>
<p>The difficulties I encountered when I first entered on the duties of a
House-keeping 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 I found not only to diminish
the necessary attention and labour,
but to also be economical; for, when the ingredients
employed, were given in just proportions, the article made, was equally good.
The government of a family, bears a Liliputian resemblance to the government of a nation. The contents of t . . .