the short cut of a laundress and a waiter,

Category: Class | Type: Discussion | Title: Persuasion (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 21

A continuation of the "prettier musings." Their employers supply the laundresses, waiters, valets, housemaids, and the rest of the laboring world who serve them with infinite stories and amusement. Self-absorbed, the upper classes are oblivious to the curious spectacle they make on the social stage when viewed from the pit.

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