The second estate of French society was made up of the nobility. These nobles lived on manors which they had inherited. The second estate consisted of about 2% of the total population who owned about 25% of the total land in France.
These nobles collected dues and rent from the peasants who lived on their lands. This endless source of income allowed them to live a lavish lifestyle.
There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names, and was published in 1878.