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On Sunday, the factory-hand and the shopwoman both rest completely; the housemaid only partially; and on Monday, in families where the washing is done at home, she is often required to rise at three or four in the morning to help the laundrymaid.
It is therefore evident that even the maidservant who is fortunate enough to get a place as a housemaid in a gentleman's family, works harder than a shopwoman or a factory-hand.
Eaton functioned as the repository of radicalism's political consciousness, he was its archivist-activist and his unknown shopwoman its silent handmaid.