Even a well-off woman or her family is probably thinking twice before spending five or even six figures on a dress that will only be worn one day, however special that day may be.
Sir Garnet reported the natives as " happy and prosperous - well off in every sense."
Many financially well-off people do go to the opera.
About Datia and Jhansi the inhabitants are a stout and handsome race of men, well off and contented.
Lombardy is quite as well off as Piedmont for the means of irrigation and, as already said, its canals have the advantage that being drawn from the lakes Maggiore and Como they exercise a moderating influence on the Ticino and Adda rivers, which is much wanted in the Dora Baltea.