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Written by JulieW
(3/1/2007 3:19 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Excuse my glove..., penned by Robbin
He considers himself a better class of servant,IMHO, to poor plodding Thomas the coachman who has no Bath fashionable polish( but probalby has gloves if he is a coachman)
Shaking hands while wearing gloves,according to the section Etiquette for Men in the anonymous book Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen(1825) , published in Halifax, Yorkshire was done only with those to whom you felt socially superior. So Fag is being 'superior" in his manners to poor old Thomas.
I suppose the reason Thomas might not reply to this is that he might not notice, or might even be puzzeled by Fag's fastidiousness ;-)
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