Society at Royal Tunbridge Wells in the Eighteenth Century--and After

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E. Nash, 1912 - 298 pagina's
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Pagina 182 - ... of the family, that they had had one comb betwixt them. On his head was a velvet cap, much resembling a black saucepan, and on his side hung a little basket. At last we arrived at the King's Head, where the loyalty of the doctor induced him to alight ; and then, knight-errant-like, he took his damsels from off their palfreys, and courteously handed us into the inn.
Pagina 143 - That all whisperers of lies and scandal, be taken for their authors. 11. That all repeaters of such lies, and scandal, be shunned by all company ; — except such as have been guilty of the same crime. NB Several men of no character, old women and young ones of questioned reputation, are great authors of lies in these places, being of the sect of levellers.
Pagina 142 - ... That a visit of ceremony at first coming and another at going away, are all that are expected or desired, by ladies of quality and fashion — except impertinents. 2. That ladies coming to the ball appoint a time for their footmen coming to wait on them home, to prevent disturbance and inconvenience to themselves and others. 3. That gentlemen of fashion never appearing in a morning before the ladies in gowns and caps, show breeding and respect.
Pagina 190 - Whiston, showing eclipses, and explaining other phenomena of the stars, and preaching the millennium and anabaptism (for he is now, it seems, of that persuasion) to gay people, who, if they have white teeth, hear him with open mouths, though perhaps shut hearts...
Pagina 143 - That no gentleman give his ticket for the balls to any but gentlewomen. NB — Unless he has none of his acquaintance. 6. That gentlemen crowding before the ladies at the ball, shew ill manners; and that none do so for the future— except such as respect nobody but themselves.
Pagina 142 - That a visit of ceremony at first coming and another at going away, are all that are expected or desired, by ladies of quality and fashion, — except imprrtinenta. 2. " That ladies coming to the ball appoint a time for their footmen coming to wait on them home, to prevent disturbance and inconveniences to themselves and others 3. " That gentlemen of fashion never appearing in a morning before the ladies in gowns and caps, show breeding and respect.
Pagina 42 - ... there breathes mirth and pleasure : constraint is banished, familiarity is established upon the first acquaintance, and joy and pleasure are the sole sovereigns of the place. The company are accommodated with lodgings, in little, clean, and convenient habitations, that lie straggling and separated from each other, a mile and a half all...
Pagina 43 - ... the Wells, where the company meet in the morning : this place consists of a long walk, shaded by spreading trees, under which they walk while they are drinking the waters : on one side of this walk is a long row of shops, plentifully stocked with all manner of toys, lace, gloves, stockings, and where there is raffling, as at Paris, in the...
Pagina 228 - Morris tomorrow," and therefore I am resolved to write to Mrs. Norris today, and trust him no longer. We took our places for Sevenoaks, intending to remain there all night in order to see Knole, but when we got there we chang'd our minds, and went on to Tunbridge Wells. About a mile short of the Wells the coach stopped at a little inn, and I saw, " Lodgings to let " on a little, very little house opposite. I ran over the way, and secured them before the coach drove away, and we took immediate possession...
Pagina 134 - Majesty," replied he, when the offer was made him, " if you intend to make me a knight, I wish it may be one of your poor knights of Windsor, and then I shall have a fortune at least able to support my title.

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