|GR - Hospitality refused
Written by LaurieC
(11/6/2003 10:40 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: That theory goes well with what I had heard before..., penned by KerstinM
From past studies, I tend to attribute a lot of social change to the effects of industrialization, so I was interested to read your comments. Thanks, Kerstin. :-)
On a side-note, I wish I knew what this part of the text was all about: (p. 203)
"Even a visitor claiming kinship, displaying privileged knowledge of the family and bearing eight woodcocks by way of open sesame was suspected to be an imposter, refused hospitality and shown to the alehouse to spend the night."
LOL - well, now I'm intrigued! It's too bad we can't access these letters or diary entries on-line; this seems like a story in its own right. ;-)
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