Glimpses Of Our Ancestors In Sussex - online book

With Sketches Of Sussex Characters, Remarkable Incidents &c

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Social Changes in Sussex.                     287
housemaids, and parlour-maids, and scullery-maids, and we. don't know how many classes of domestic servants, who make or mar each other's work. But the general servant or "maid-of-all-work" is extinct, and some lachrymose house­keepers go so far as to say that in a few years there will be no servants at all in England—only " lady-helps! " But we hold to the adage that " What has been will be," and looking back and seeing that service is of very long standing in the country, and that it has never been without its troubles—each age, perhaps, thinking its troubles the greatest—we incline to believe that, until the advent of the Millennium, there will be servants in the land, and masters and mistresses to complain of them!
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