The Duties of the Mistress are not finished when the routine of the household work is set agoing and cleanliness and order have been established.
The little finishing touches, the small elegances, the tasteful arrangement, the special provision made for individual comfort must come from her or be wanting altogether. She must endeavour to make the rooms as pretty as possible and give them an air of repose and restfulness.
Who does not know the difference between a room that is merely kept in order by a servant and one in which the lady of the house takes an interest as well?
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