Posted by Caroline on November 08, 1997 at 23:43:09:
In response to Re: What If..., written by Cassia on November 08, 1997 at 16:02:18
In the late 17th century this made no difference as many upper servants were ladies and gentlemen in distressed circumstances. As servants began to rise up through that ranks giving the tickets to the servants raised the chances of young madam of good fortune eloping with the tall, handsome footman (footmen were chosen, in part for their height).
Interesting! Would you like to expand on this?(And are we really talking late 17thand not late 18th?)
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