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at 2706 × 2258 in The Servant Problem in the 1860s

Mistress. “There, sir! There’s a bottle of eau de cologne for you, and don’t let me have occasion to complain again!”
Stirrups (the Party who looks after the horse and chaise). “Yes, mum! But be oi to drink it?”
Mistress. “No, sir; you will have to wait at table to-night, and you are to sprinkle it over your best livery, that you may not bring into the house that dreadful effluvium from the stable that you have hitherto done!”