For absconding, then being found at the races sporting his blunt (money, another buried word) at the age of 14 got Henry Giblit 15 lashes. ‘The arm of a constable laid roughly on his shoulder, closed his potato trap’. Great stuff, I can shout that at the dog, ‘shut your potato trap!’ (sorry neighbours).
Ann Smith, who turned the same colour as the red wine she was washing her gills in, put in the stocks for two hours.
Poor blue stocking Henrietta appears to have not even had the chance to do anything wrong before she was punished for her intention to get bleached (drunk, I assume).
The term blue stocking refers to a lady who prefers intellectual or literary interests, so Henrietta may have been on her way to her first big blowout and been stopped in her tracks. She got a month away from the books and sent to the country, the poor thing. She may never leave her desk again!