Vails To Servants

TO such a height had arrived the custom of giving vails, or

visiting-fees, to servants, in 1762, that Jonas Hanway published upon

the subject eight letters to the Duke of N----, supposed to be the Duke

of Newcastle. Sir Thomas Waldo related to Hanway, that, on leaving the

house of the Duke alluded to, after having feed a train of other

servants, he (Sir Thomas) put a crown into the hand of the cook, who

returned it, saying, Sir, I do not take silver.--Don't you,

indeed! said the baronet, putting it into his pocket; then I do.

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