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Written by Nasima
(1/18/2004 4:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, More bathroom info, penned by Line
]If you read accounts of those days from the servants' point of view, every time an employer wanted warm water just to wash their face or hands, somebody had to heat the water down in the kitchen, then bring it upstairs in a kettle or pitcher, making as many trips as necessary (and those kettles of water were heavy, too). When somebody wanted to take a bath, that meant a lot of trips up- and downstairs for some servant!
Then I think Mr. Darcey must have his bath downstairs. He looks clean all the time. Pooor servants.
]It was very common for those who could afford it to have a servant help them bathe - in fact, I understand that aristocratic ladies were often washed by their maids as if they were children! (I don't know about the gentry.)
Then Miss Bingley needs two maid to bathe her, she is very tall:-)
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