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Written by MandyN
(4/3/2006 9:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ceremony, penned by Aniko V
In JA's era, tea was invariably served at the more splendid evening entertainments, whether concerts or assemblies (public dances.)
The New or Upper Assembly Rooms at Bath all owned a large stock of tea equipment i.e cups and pots.
(From 'Tea with Jane Austen. Kim Wilson. 2004)
Possibly attendents came round later to pour more hot water and clear away used tea things.
During the early part of their stay in Bath, Mrs Thorpe and her daughters were without male escort to fetch them tea but I guess the eldest Miss Thorpe set her admirers to task fetching them tea.
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