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Directions to Servants

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Directions to Servants is a satirical and humorous essay by Jonathan Swift. Swift is known to have been working on it in 1731, though it was not published until after his death in 1745. The first few chapters are much more developed than the later ones, and it appears that the work was unfinished and uncorrected at Swift's death.The work is in 16 chapters: Rules that Concern All Servants in General Directions to the Butler Directions to the Footman Directions to the Coachman Directions to the Groom Directions to the House Steward and Land Steward Directions to the Porter Directions to the Chambermaid Directions to the Waitingmaid Directions to the Housemaid Directions to the Dairymaid Directions to the Children's Maid Directions to the Nurse Directions to the Laundress Directions to the Housekeeper Directions to the Tutoress, or Governess
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date of publication: 1745

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