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OR,

INSTRUCTIONS

TO

YOUNG MARRIED LADIES,

ON THE

MANAGEMENT OF THEIR HOUSEHOLDS, AND THE REGULATION
OF THEIR CONDUCT IN THE VARIOUS RELATIONS

AND DUTIES OF

MARRIED LIFE.

BY MRS. WILLIAM PARKES.

Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down
with her hands........Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far
above rubies........Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband
also, and he praiseth her.- Proverbs.

THIRD AMERICAN FROM THE THIRD LONDON EDITION, WITH
NOTES AND ALTERATIONS ADAPTED TO THE

AMERICAN READER.

2ew-York:

PRINTED BY J. J HARPER, 82 CLIPF-ST.
Sold by Collins & Hannay, Collins & Co., 0. A. Roorbach, G. & C. & H.

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THE COOK'S ORACLE, AND HOUSEKEEPER'S MANUAL. Containing Receipts for Cookery, Directions for Carving, &c. &c. By William Kitchiner, M.D. Improved, and adapted to the United States, by a Medical Gentleman. 12mo.

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“ Domestic Duties; or, Instructions to young married Ladies, on the man agement of their households, and the regulation of their conduct in the various relations and duties of Married Life. By Mrs. William Parkes.

"Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands........Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies........Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.'-—Proverbs.

« First American from the third London edition, with notes and alterations adapted to the American reader."

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FRED. J. BETTS,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

ADVERTISEMENT TO THE THIRD AMERICAN EDITION

THE “ Domestic Duties” of Mrs. Parkes are addressed to married ladies, and particularly those who have recently entered upon the cares of a family, detailing the various duties of the married life. These are all embraced under the several heads of Social Relations, Household Concerns, Regulation of Time, Moral and Religious Duties, each of which forms a part or grand division of the work, branching out into numerous minor subdivisions. The author appears to be an experi. enced matron, who, in the form of a friendly conversation with her young married friend, gives her an insight into all the du. ties of housekeeping. As much of our happiness depends upon our domestic comforts, this volume cannot be otherwise than interesting to all yotg people, who are, or who intend to be married ; and to such it is confidently recommended.

The publishers are happy to state, that the rapid sale of the work in this country, clearly evinces that its merits are duly appreciated. Notwithstanding it has been before the American public but a few weeks, two editions have been sold during that short time, and this, being the ird, is now called for.

Were any other evidence required, of the intrinsic value of the work, than is presented by its rapid and extensive sales, numerous testimonials in its favour might be selected from the many respectable literary journals which have recommended it; but these are deemed unnecessary—and only one or two will be added.

“ The volume before us is one of those practical works, which are of real value and utility. It is a perfect vade mecum for the young married lady, who may resort to it on all quos

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