Not if Mr. Woodhouse had anything to say about it! ;-)
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on August 01, 1998 at 13:00:49:
In response to More light on the subject......, written by Roger V on July 31, 1998 at 23:32:12
] A large ballroom or assembly room would have had several chandliers, each of which might carry dozens of candles. Additionally, there would have been candles in wall sconces and on gaming tables, though they all would have been placed where there was minimal danger of being knocked over or of setting someone's dress on fire.
] All this open flame produced considerable heat, so unless it was dead winter, ballrooms didn't need to be heated, and it was likely that windows and doors would have been open much of the time.
- Mr. Woodhouse, our favortie fussbudget RogerV 13:04:22 8/02/98 (3)
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