On the other hand, to keep his servant honest the prince ought to study him, honouring him, enriching him, doing him kindnesses, sharing with him the honours and cares; and at the same time let him see that he cannot stand alone, so that many honours may not make him desire more, many riches make him wish for more, and that many cares may make him dread chances.
The choice of servants is of no little importance to a prince, and they are good or not according to the discrimination of the prince.
He had a servant, and as I was to be his guest she must be my servant also for the time being - you may be sure I had got my mother to put this plainly before me ere I set off.
My mother might go bravely to my sister and say, 'I have been thinking it over, and I believe I would like a servant fine - once we got used to her.
But at last a servant was engaged; we might be said to be at the window, gloomily waiting for her now, and it was with such words as these that we sought to comfort each other and ourselves:-
Mind this, every one of you, servant or no servant, I fold all the linen mysel.
Can you make me the sort of gown which it is proper for a servant to wear -- and can you alter one of my best silk dresses so as to make it fit yourself -- in a week's time?
But I think I can still hold my place against the other servants -- I think I can still look the parlor-maid whom Admiral Bartram wants.
The other officer has done a world of harm to this inquiry, by letting the servants see that he suspected them.
It's a mere formality," he added, with a side look at my mistress; "but the servants will accept it as even dealing between them and their betters; and, instead of hindering the investigation, they will make a point of honour of assisting it.
You shall speak to the servants," she said, "with the keys of my wardrobe in your hand.
Yes, upon my word I was,' replied the small servant.
Vague recollections of several fantastic exercises with which he had refreshed himself after the fatigues of business, and to all of which, no doubt, the small servant was a party, rather disconcerted Mr Swiveller; but he was not very sensitive on such points, and recovered himself speedily.
The small servant needed no second bidding, and the plate was soon empty.
And now the old cook herself got on her legs, and went with the three servants
in pursuit of the children.