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Written by Emmeline
(8/14/2003 10:55 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Thank you! You don't know what I thought..., penned by Lynn Maureen
] I thought neighbors were giving excuses, similar to 'I have to wash my hair.. or I have a hangnail...' :)
LOL! I must confess that I thought that too before I read this note at the back of my book:
'...The difficulty of transport after night-fall in the country made people prefer moonlit evenings for engagements away from home. Lamps were used on carriages, but it is clear from Felton that they were not satisfactory: "oil has proved objectionable by the smoke it creates', and the candle "soon gutters away, or gives but a small glimmering light..."(Felton, i. 197-8.) Even the best candles, with reflectors behind them, illumined the road only a small distance ahead.'
It was after reading this note that I understood that people travel in moon-light for better light.
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