Midland Spas

Midland Spas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...and my informant related that of such there were many, and at one time of great consequence. Hardly any of these, however, are now tenanted; and little or no style is kept up in those that are. He well recollected the time when a lad (and his portly dame nodded assent), that at all the principal seats there was kept up a great state, and a stud of horses for the visiters. My fellow-traveller seemed to make a distinction from his sweeping assertion in favour of Thorngrove, an ancient familyseat, near to which we passed before coming to Holt Castle. It stands on a slope, dressed as a park, and looks with its front to the north-east, the broad Severn running just below it. " There," said he, " there it was that Lucien, the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, first resided when he was brought to this country, and the reputation he has left behind him was that of an exceedingly good man, charitable to the poor, quiet, gentlemanly, and clever. The general orders given to his domestic physician were, that he should see all the poor when sick, and supply them gratis with all necessary medicines. His departure occasioned much grief in the neighbonrhood." Alas! he too is gone to his last account since this eulogium was passed upon him by an honest and unsophisticated English yeoman, who, while pronouncing it, could not divine that his simple and feeling language in praise of the Prince of Canino found a response in the bosom of the person he then addressed. For that person had been well acquainted with the excellent qualities of the head and heart which distinguished the illustrious individual in question, and which were only second to those of another still more illustrious brother, the eldest of the same highly-destined family, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901096
  • 9781236901095