ABSTRACT

Emulous of the example of her Caledonian sister, 2 the English female domestic servant is about to initiate a movement to better herself, and to form an association to protect her interests against that worst of all tyrants, despots, enemies, oppressors, and down-treaders – ‘Missis.’ 3 Preliminary conferences have already been held in halls and kitchens of the first respectability, and as soon as the weather is finally settled, a great open-air meeting will be called at an hour convenient to those whom a hard fate compels to dish up a late dinner, at which the following programme will be recommended for adoption, as essential to the comfort, happiness, self-respect, and independence of all those whom suckumstances 4 oblige to resort to domestic service for their livlihood:–