7 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2017
    1. drawing-room

      "A room reserved for reception of company, and to which the ladies withdraw from the dining-room after dinner" (OED).

      The drawing-room had feminine decorations compared to the other rooms in a home; which included classically tasteful furnishings and musical instruments" (Drawing rooms, The Regency Town House).

    2. On every formal visit a child ought to be of the party, by way of provision for discourse.

      As Florence Hartley notes in her conduct book, "When a child is present in a formal visit or call, he is the first subject in a conversation" (Hartley, The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness, Chapter 16. S.l.: OMNIA VERITAS, 2015).

    3. Lady Middleton

      The fact “Lady Middleton” is referenced without her first name illustrates to the reader that she was married by a man with a title. However, in the novel Pride and Prejudice Lady Catherine de Bourgh is addressed with her first name indicates she was born into nobility.

      (The British System of Aristocratic Honorifics, The Republic of Pemberley)

    4. income

      Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters must live on 500 pounds a year which converts to $50,100.00 into today’s revenue<br> (Lawrence H. Officer and Samuel H. Williamson, Computing 'Real Value' Over Time With a Conversion Between U.K. Pounds and U.S. Dollars, 1774 to Present, MeasuringWorth, 2017.).

    5. parlours

      "In a private house: a sitting room; esp. the main family living room, or the room reserved for entertaining guests" (OED).

    6. garrets

      “A room on the uppermost floor of a house; an apartment formed either partially or wholly within the roof, an attic” (OED).

    7. Cottage

      A term used to designate a " small country residence... adapted to a moderate scale of living" (OED).

      The image below is a still from the 1995 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility showing the building used to represent Barton Cottage.