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ART OF DRESSING
ALL KINDS OF FLESH, FISH, AND VEGETABLES,
BEST MODES OF MAKING
PASTES, PUFFS, PIES, TARTS, PUDDINGS, CUSTARDS AND PRESERVES,
AND ALL KINDS OF
From the Imperial PLUMB
TO PLAIN CAKE.
Particularly adapted to this part of our Country.
COMPILED BY LUCY EMERSON.
PRINTED FOR JOSIAH PARKS.
Proprietor of the work.)
IT is with diffidence that I come before the public as an Authoress, even to
this little work; I have no pretensions to the originality of the whole of the
receipts herein contained, it is due to those LADIES who have gone before me.
THE improvement of the rising generation of Females, in our Country, was the
motive which prompted me to this undertaking.
IT is not so much for the Lady of fashion, and fortune, as for those in the more
humble walks of life, who by the loss of parents, or other unfortunate
circumstances, are reduced to indigence. - The orphan, tho' left to the care of
a virtuous guardian, will find it essentially necessary to have an opinion of
BY having an opinion of her own, I would not be understood to mean an obstinate
perseverance in trifles. It must ever remain a check upon the solitary orphan,
that while those females who have parents, or brothers, or riches, to defend
their indiscretions, that she must solely depend on character. How important
then, that every action,
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