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"... and so home, where I found a new cook mayd, her name is ——- that promises very little."

So said Pepys on Wednesday 29 March 1665 -- and a year and a day later:

"... My wife and I mighty pleased with Jane’s coming to us again. Up, and away goes Alce, our cooke-mayde, a good servant, whom we loved and did well by her, and she an excellent servant, but would not bear being told of any faulte in the fewest and kindest words and would go away of her owne accord, after having given her mistresse warning fickly for a quarter of a yeare together."

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