A maid, or housemaid or maidservant, is a female person employed in domestic service. Although now usually found only in the most wealthy of households, in the Victorian era domestic service was the second largest category of employment in England and Wales, after agricultural work.

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Famous quotes containing the word maid:

    It’s worth living abroad to study up on genteel and delicate manners. The maid smiles continuously; she smiles like a duchess on a stage, while at the same time it is clear from her face that she is exhausted from overwork.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    No more but e’en a woman, and commanded
    By such poor passion as the maid that milks
    And does the meanest chares.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I thought it out this very day,
    Noon upon the clock,
    A man may put pretence away
    Who leans upon a stick,
    May sing, and sing until he drop,
    Whether to maid or hag....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)