Posted by Linden on September 01, 1998 at 21:11:34:
In response to Ballrooms in Townhouses, written by P. Bingham on September 01, 1998 at 18:04:26
From "What Jane Austen knew and Charles Dickens ate" by Daniel Pool:
"200 to 500 participants made an event a ball, fewer made it merely a 'dance'."
Only the very richest would be able in town to afford a room that could fit hundreds of people (even in a sqeeze) for just a few occasions. Conspicuous consumption, I think.
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