I checked, most reluctantly ;-)
Posted by Ann2 on May 10, 1998 at 06:20:43:
In response to manservants, written by Laura W on May 03, 1998 at 17:31:36
] ] But in P&P2 ... Lizzy mentions that her uncle is to send a manservant for them! ... Are there more people in the coach??
] I think that there are other people in the coach,... I recall seeing something written on the side of the coach, which certainly means it is a stagecoach, not a postchaise.
Yes there is an old woman too. And yes there is something written outside the coach. On its back is says London I think
] It is very clear from the text that they are travelling post:
]... says they are travelling post, and that they will change horses (which is what travelling by post means).
I got the impression that the first part was done in Mr Collins (open? carriage) then the middle bit in different stagecoaches and finally, when Lydia and Kitty come to meet them it is in The Bennet's carriage. Would you agree?
] But anyway, back to manservants, I don't believe he would travel inside with them-- I think that would have been just as improper as travelling alone. He would either travel on a seat mounted over the boot, or would ride a horse as an outrider.
Yes you are right again; there were three men on top of the carriage, (the coachman + 2)
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