Posted by Rita on June 26, 1997 at 11:53:47:
In reply to Leaving a card? posted by Katariina on June 26, 1997 at 08:19:16
] I have not quite understood the whole idea of the morning visits and leaving one's cards to places and all that.
Morning visits took place with relation to morning activites such as, horse riding/church going etc. Sometimes shoots/hunts and then a meal.
Remember breakfast was very elaborate and important, so was tea.
Even in India, people drop in on a social call to have tea in the evening. Tea would be somewhat like brunch.
Similarities today include peopledropping in after dinner for drinks, dessert and so on.
About ladies/people still asleep, this is probable that is why the seperate rooms for receiving guests at all times.
example: Chapter 3, Bingley visits Mr Bennet for ten minutes in the library. He hopes to get a glimpse of the daughters but does not...........
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