The Tunbridge Wells Guide

The Tunbridge Wells Guide

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827* edition. Excerpt: ...grateful, and how sweet, Must be this elegant and calm retreat: To leave the bustle and the noise of Courts, For simpler pleasures and for country sports; Grandeur and pomp for rural ease to change, And thro' these pUasing solitudes to range. Oh! had all-gracious heav'n but formed for me, So kind a shelter from life's stormy sea, ' Some humbler cottage in a lonely vale, Where no rude tempests ever could assail, Where I might tune these unassuming lays, And pass securely my remaining days. Oh! had it raised some sympathizing friend, To smooth my passage to my latter end, Then had I bjess'd with all the means I have, The power that granted, and the hand that gave. 719471A SOUTHBOROUGH Is a pleasant hamlet about two miles and a half on the road, between the town of Tunbridge and the Wells, but has nothing now particular to attract, though it once had its bowling-green and coffee-house, and was, on the first discovery of the waters, or soon afterwards, considered a place of speculation, before the company could be accommodated with lodgings at the Wells. It is noticed in the lively record of the Memoires de Grammont, wherein is detailed the visit of Charles's dissipated court, that, at this period, there were no houses capable of affording the requisite accommodation at Tunbridge Wells: and tradition records, that the court took up their residence here, ' chiefly at two houses, lately standing, near the Hand and Sceptre Inn, on a spot now occupied by a neat mansion, built by--Peacock, Esq.; whilst others were accommodated at Somerhill, then the property and residence of Lord Muskerry. It is, however, to be observed, that there were, at this time, several houses in the vicinity of Southborougb, much better calculated for this purpose, which have more

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  • English
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  • 9781236663382