Eighteen maxims of neatness and order, by Theresa Tidy

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I believe the author was Elizabeth Susannah Graham, of The Hall Clapham Common. impending publication is referenced in family archives, as is the pseudonym. 1838 would be a much later edition and ES Simonds may be another pseudonym .

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Page 3 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 27 - ... life's highest prize her latest hour ; That hour, so late, is nimble in approach, That, like a post, comes on in full career : How swift the shuttle flies, that weaves thy shroud ! Where is the fable of thy former years ? Thrown down the gulf of time > as far from thee As they had ne'er been thine ; the day in hand, Like a bird struggling to get loose, is going...
Page 42 - Take care of small things, and great things will take care of themselves.
Page 29 - Never remain engaged in a favourite employment longer than the duties of the day will allow; and recollect that there is often more true diligence in leaving off than in beginning. Refrain, too, from taking up a book, or even a newspaper, merely because it happens to lie before you, though unattended by any circumstance to render it interesting, as it induces a desultory mode of reading, and enervates the mind.
Page 20 - Acquire a habit of folding or rolling up. Many a fine print or drawing has been ruined, many a cloak crumpled, and many a shawl trailed on the floor, for want of this timely neatness...
Page 18 - ... no time is so completely lost as in hunting for lost things ; but that is so much saved, which has been employed in providing a place for every article, and by that means enabled you to find it readily even in the dark. The necessity of a neat arrangement of letters, papers, and accounts, to...

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