Illustrated Homes Eugene Clarence Gardner

ISBN: 9781151395467

Published: May 18th 2012

Paperback

70 pages


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Illustrated Homes  by  Eugene Clarence Gardner

Illustrated Homes by Eugene Clarence Gardner
May 18th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 70 pages | ISBN: 9781151395467 | 8.37 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...as to interior arrangement. That belongsMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...as to interior arrangement. That belongs to her. If she should propose to dictate the plan of my paper-mill, I. should think she was crazy. She lives in the house and takes care of it, manages the servants, whips the children, and orders the cooking. The number of the rooms, their size and location, is more important to her than to me.

Notwithstanding all that, you may be better able to give definite instructions. No, I am not. Come and talk with her. Certainly, said Mrs. Benedict, with great candor, I can define our needs better than my husband, for I have spent far more time in studying them. It is an essential part of my duty. If he were to order the plans, I should expect him to arrange the housework also, and attend to its execution. Ha ha laughed Benedict. I should have to learn how to mould pie-crust and roll out griddle-cakes.

And we should have to learn to eat your cooking, which would be still more difficult. What I wish to say is, that an intimate knowledge of the use of a building is essential to the proper construction of it. If you never work upon the pastry-shelf, you cannot know how large it should be or how high to place it. You seldom see the kitchen windows except from out of doors, and would follow the builders advice to set them on a level with those of the dining-room.

I see them from within, and know they should be above the top of the sink, above the table, and out of the way of all furniture. You do not travel from the sink to the cellar twenty times a day. The distance from the pantry to the dining-room, from the sitting-room to the front door, is of no impor tance to you. You never climb the back stairs, so your knowledge of them is purely...



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