A little taste of what is to come tomorrow, Tuesday May 29 on “A View From Outside the Box,” url: adialogue. Please read it to find out what Mrs. Beeton had to say and both how much and how little some things have changed.
“Praise is readily accorded to those whose province it seems is to shine in society, whose brilliant talents or accomplishments almost command admiration, while those who simply devote themselves to their home, to the comfort of their husbands and the care and culture of their children are, in comparison, but lightly esteemed; while in reality they should be more so. They often do a higher, nobler work than mere talents could effect, and seldom without self sacrifice. These good women have their reward.”
(From “Mrs. Beeton’s Every Day Cookery and Housekeeping Book)