Posted by Bob Whitworth on September 02, 1998 at 10:46:09:
In response to Ballrooms, written by Linden on September 01, 1998 at 21:11:34
] 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'."
Pardon me for sounding like a drudge and a bore, but I find Pool's descriptions to be trite, "editorializing", and a bit demeaning in this instance. If the rest of his book is like this I wouldn't bother consulting it, because I don't find this type of description as being of any real historical value.
- Drudges and bores Caroline 12:35:13 9/02/98 (0)
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