"They toil not indeed, nor indeed do they spin. Yet they never are idle when once they begin. But are very intent on increasing their store. And always keep shuffling cutting for more." gambling at cards was a popular upper class pastime.
Published by Aaron Martinet a fashionable couple play with a shuttlecock, watched by a couple and a man drinking at a table. Battledore was originally the name given to a wooden bat used for beating clothes during washing in England.
Jeanne-Geneviève Garnerin: in Madame Garnerin became the first woman to (successfully) jump out of a balloon and land safely using a parachute, an invention of her husband. ~MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH