The High Art of Getting a Good Servant

The High Art of Getting a Good Servant. Signed with monogram lower right. Source: Fun (30 September 1865): 24. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

British Householder: — “My Dear, here’s the new cook just come.”
Wife of his bosom: — “Oh! bring her here. I suppose she lknows she’s allowed boiled milk with a Rusk-in.”

The cartoon refers to a series of letters Ruskin wrote to the Daily Telegraph about the proper treatment of servants, which Cook and Wedderburn reprint in volume 17 of the Library Edition of his works.

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