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|Oh, Julie - fascinating as usual! :-)
Written by Line
(10/27/2008 9:49 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The White Hart Inn ,Stall Street ,Bath., penned by JulieW
- The servants at the White Hart had *no* wages except for tips? :-( (Yes, I'm sure it was possible to make a good living as a servant in a busy and highly-regarded inn, but still...)
- Do I take it that the White Hart was one of the more expensive places to stay in Bath, along the lines of a multiple-star hotel?
- Like the Bingleys, Eleazer Pickwick was interested in acquiring an estate, at least partly to cover up certain "deficiencies" in the family background (though I notice EP chose to buy in the old neighbourhood, perhaps to show the neighbours that he had made good!).
- That man really must have been a master organizer!
- If the (presumably rich) owner of the White Hart could live in the Westgate Buildings for years, how could Sir Walter sneer quite so much at that address? Of course, Mr. Pickwick was clearly not a member of the aristocracy, but it's obvious he had clout around town!
- I'm not quite sure what "doubtful as to beds" means. Was Mr. Cary talking about the comfort of the mattresses, I wonder, or was he talking about possible residents (horrors!) of same?
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