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    Wholesale entertainments

    Hi,

    His daughter had no enemies, but no one had ever blamed her for her unlimited friendliness. In her father's wholesale entertainmentsthe whole town knew and admired his daughter; in her husband's popular church she had come to know the women of the countryside about them.

    What does 'wholesale entertainments' mean?


    Than

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    Re: Wholesale entertainments

    Quote Originally Posted by Rok View Post
    Hi,

    His daughter had no enemies, but no one had ever blamed her for her unlimited friendliness. In her father's wholesale entertainmentsthe whole town knew and admired his daughter; in her husband's popular church she had come to know the women of the countryside about them.

    What does 'wholesale entertainments' mean?


    Than
    Perhaps more context would help. Where did you find this?

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    Re: Wholesale entertainments

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    Her father had entertained lavishly like the Southern-born, hospitable gentleman he was; and the bedrooms ran in suites—somewhat deteriorated by the use of boarders, but still numerous and habitable.
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    It used to be said of Senator Welcome that he had no enemies; and some people, strangers, maliciously disposed, thought it no credit to his character. His daughter had no enemies, but no one had ever blamed her for her unlimited friendliness. In her father's wholesale entertainments the whole town knew and admired his daughter; in her husband's popular church she had come to know the women of the countryside about them. Her mind strayed off to these women, farmers' wives, comfortably off in a plain way, but starving for companionship, for occasional stimulus and pleasure.

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    Wholesale entertainments - big parties?

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    Re: Wholesale entertainments

    I would guess so.

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