Posted by Caroline on April 18, 1998 at 11:13:11:
In response to Income??, written by BeccaTT on April 18, 1998 at 10:38:06
No, I don't think so. I think it means exactly what it says- that a gentleman's income from all sources is estimated at £umpteen thousand per annum.I've got a newspaper ad for 1780,in which a man, advertising for a wife , gives his yearly income, the size of his lands, and d escription of his habits and personality. If such adverts were common, it would suggest that gentleman's income was a matter of common knowledge(or at least common speculation!)
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