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SERVANTS: MAGAZINE;

OR,

FEMALE DOMESTICS' INSTRUCTOR.

VOL XII.

MINAS

LONDON: Wi-
Published for the Female Aid Soctetyndy

WARD & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW ;
AND SOLD BY J. MASON, 14, CITY ROAD, AND 66, PATER-
NOSTER ROW ; P. SHAW, SOUTHAMPTON ROW; HOULSTON
AND STONEMAN, 65, PATERNOSTER ROW ; FORD, ISLING-
TON; BURNSIDE, BLACKHEATH; W. ROWBOTTOM, DERBY ;
AND ROBERTSON, DUBLIN.

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LONDON: Printed by PALMER & HOBY, 17, Brownlow Street, Holborn.

PREFACE.

“ The SERVANTS? MAGAZINE,” said a lady, taking
up our little periodical from the table : “so, there is
a Magazine for Servants. I am happy to find that
this useful class of persons is not forgotten by those
who provide food for the mind in this reading age.
And pray, what do you say to your readers? Can
you find something new every month ?” “Well,”
we replied, “this is our twelfth volume; and through-
out the whole series, we have never yet felt ourselves
at a loss for something to bring before our readers,
different to that we had previously said to them. We
neither scold, nor discourage; and if at any time we
deem it necessary to point out a fault, we try to con-
sider ourselves as occupying the place of an orderly,
but kind, mistress, who whilst she will have every-
thing about her house done properly, yet, if she
observe any neglect, tells her servants of it, in such
a judicious manner, as to secure both the attention
and affection of those whom she has taught to look
up to her as their friend and counsellor.
Observe the Contents for the present year, and

you will find that under the head of The Ser. vant's Friend,' we have admonished, instructed, and, we hope, interested, our readers. In 'The Christian Treasury,' we have tried to convey christian instruction, in a manner, calculated, we think, under the Divine blessing, to prove useful. In our 'Domestic Counsels and Instructions,' we have given advice of a practical character, affording hints to the older servant, and instruction to the young. The Instructive Narratives,' have, no doubt, proved such, and “My Mother's Note Book' has, we know, been frequently referred to, and properly appreciated.”

Our thanks are due both to Correspondents and readers. Of the former, we may say that this Magazine is always most welcomed, when the familiar signature of Grandfather Gray'is recognized, and we are quite sure that the nursemaids will appreciate the kind instructions of 'H. R. G. To the latter (readers) in conclusion, we remark, that our labours are for them,—they are cheerfully given ; our readers' welfare is our sole object, and if that is attained, we are thankful to Him who blesses our feeble instrumentality.

THE SERVANTS MAGAZINE.

THE SERVANT'S FRIEND.

A FEW KIND WORDS TO SERVANTS. Permit one who feels deeply interested in your present and eternal welfare, to remind you of the many valuable privileges you enjoy, when compared with those of servants of former years. In past times, there were few employers who shewed that desire for the instruction and religious welfare of their domestics, that many now do. Some years since, there were few, if any, attempts to circulate the scriptures among servants ; few tracts addressed to them; no benevolent institutions established for their welfare. How different is the case now ! There are very many masters and mistresses in the present day, who shew great solicitude for the comfort, and moral and religious instruction of their servants; they look on them as intelligent and immortal beings, and treat them as such. This solicitude is shewn in the books which your employers place before you; in the regular exercise of family worship, in which you are called to take part; and in the facilities afforded most of you to attend the House of God every Sunday. Attempts are made now to circulate God's Holy Word among you ; and many instructive and religious books and tracts are written

XII.--JAN. . B

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