|food and drink
||gallon (8 pints) of ale, 1.5d.
||tankard of beer, .5d.
||coffee, 1d. a dish
||"drunk for a penny, dead drunk for two- pence" (gin shop sign in Hogarth print)
||ounce of laudanum, 3d.
||pint of beer, 3d.
||pint of Guinness stout, 11d.
||gallon (8 pints) of wine, 3 to 4d.
||pound of beef, 2s. 5d.
||chicken, 1s. 4d.
||dinner at a steak house, 1s.
||ham and potato dinner for two, 7s.
||dinner in a good hotel, 5s.
||pound of beef, 2s. 2d.
||pound of cinnamon, 1 to 3s.
||pound of cinnamon, 10s. 6d.
||pound of tea, £3 10s.
||pound of tea, 16s.
||Prince Regent's dinner party for 2000, £12.000
||pound of tea, 2s.
||dinner on railway car, 7s. 6d.
||no cost to watch a cycle play
||admission to public theater, 1 to 3d.
||falcon, £11s. 5d.
||theater tickets, 1 to 5s.
||admission to Covent Garden theater, 1 to 7s.
||theater tickets, 6d. to 7s.
||admission to Old Vic theater, 1s. 6d. to 10s. 6d.
||contributory admission to professional troupe theater
||cheap seat in private theater, 6d.
||billiard table, £25
||admission to Vauxhall Gardens, 1s.
||annual subscription to Almack's (exclusive club), 10 guineas
||admission to Madam Tussaud's waxworks, 1s.
||admission to Odeon cinema, Manchester, 1s 3d.
||maintenance for royal hounds at Windsor, .75d. a day
||"to see a dead Indian" (quoted inThe Tempest), 1.25d. (ten "doits")
||three- quarter length portrait painting, £31
||lottery ticket, £20 (shares were sold)
||Jane Austen's piano, 30 guineas
||annual fees at a gentleman's club, 7 to 10 guineas
||tropical fi sh tank, £4 4s.
||cheap romance, 1s.
||play quarto, 6d.
||pamphlet, 1 to 6d.
||issue of TheGentleman's Magazine, 6d.
||issue ofEdinburgh Review, 6s.
||copy of The Times, 3d.
||copy ofThe Times, 3d.
||a Latin Bible, 2 to £4
||Shakespeare'sFirst Folio (1623), £1
||student Bible, 6s.
||cheap edition of Milton, 2s.
||membership in circulating library (3rd class), £1 4s. a year
||illustrated edition ofThrough the Looking-glass, 6s.
||issue ofEagle comics, 4.5d.
||payment for illuminating a liturgical book, £22 9s.
||Foxe's Acts and Monuments, 24s.
||Johnson'sDictionary, folio, 2 vols., £4 10s.
||1st edition of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, 18s.
||1st edition of Trollope'sThe Way We Live Now, 2 vols., £1 1s.
||Orwell'sNineteen Eighty Four, paperback, 3s. 6d.
||night's supply of hay for horse, 2d.
||wherry ( whole boat) across Thames, 1d.
||day's journey, coach, 10s.
||boat across Thames, 4d.
||coach ride, outside, 2 to 3d. a mile; inside, 4 to 5d. a mile
||15-minute journey in a London cab, 1s. 6d.
||London tube fare, about 2d. a mile
||hiring a horse for a day, 12d.
||coach horse, £30
||coach fare, London to Edinburgh, £4 10s.
||palanquin transport in Madras, 5s. a day
||railway, 3rd class, London to Plymouth, 18s. 8d. (about 1d. a mile)
||petrol, 3s. a gallon
||quality horse, £10
||hiring a coach for a day, 10s.
||fancy carriage, £170
||transport to America, £5
||passage, Liverpool to New York, £10
||passage to India, 1st class, £50
||midsize Austin sedan, £449 plus £188 4s. 2d. Tax
||clothing allowance for peasant, 3s. a year
||shoes with buckles, 8d.
||footman's frieze coat, 15s.
||working woman's gown, 6s. 6d.
||checked muslin, 7s. per yard
||fl annel for a cheap petticoat, 1s. 3d. a yard
||woman's sun frock, £3 13s. 10d.
||shoes for gentry wearer, 4d.
||woman's gloves, £1 5s.
||falconer's hat, 10s.
||gentleman's suit, £8
||hiring a dressmaker for a pelisse, 8s.
||overcoat for an Eton schoolboy, £1 1s.
||tweed sports jacket, £3 16s. 6d.
||hat for gentry wearer, 10d.
||fine cloak, £16
||black cloth for mourning household of an earl, £100
||very fine wig, £30
||ladies silk stockings, 12s.
||set of false teeth, £2 10s.
||"Teddy boy" drape suit, £20
||hiring a skilled building worker, 4d. a day
||actor's daily wage during playing season, 1s.
||agricultural laborer, 6s. 5d. a week
||price of boy slave, £32
||lowest- paid sailor on Royal Navy ship, 10s. 9d. a month
||seasonal agricultural laborer, 14s. a week
||minimum wage, agricultural laborer, £4 14s. per 47-hour week
||wage for professional scribe, £2 3s. 4d. a year + cloak
||house hold servant 2 to £5 a year + food, clothing
||tutor to noble-man's children, £30 a year
||house maid's wage, £6 to£8 a year
||contributor toQuarterly Review, 10 guineas per sheet
||house maid's wage, £10 to£25 a year
||shorthand typist, £367 a year
||minimum income to be called gentleman £10 a year; for knighthood, 40 to £400
||minimum income for eligibility for knighthood, £30 a year
||Milton's salary as Secretary of Foreign Tongues, £288 a year
||Boswell's allowance, £200 a year
||minimum income for a"genteel" family, £100 a year
||income of the "comfortable" classes, £800 and up a year
||middle manager's salary, £1,480 a year
||income from land of richest magnates, £3,500 a year
||income from land of average earl, £4000 a year
||Earl of Bedford's income, £8,000 a year
||Duke of New-castle's income, £40,000 a year
||Mr. Darcy's income, Pride and Prejudice, £10,000
||Trollope's income, £4,000 a year
||barrister's salary, £2,032 a year