Royal Tunbridge Wells
height is about forty, feet. The Rocks, which bear such names as the Bell Rock, the Bridge Rock, and the Warning Rock, are separated by deep clefts fringed with foliage; and it has been suggested that the vale in which these rocks are situated was once the bed of a considerable river, a supposition borne out by the general lay of the country. A little distance, about half a mile, beyond the High Rocks is a spring called Adam's Well, which, though at one time strongly recommended by the local doctors, had, when Burr wrote the history of Tunbridge Wells, already been abandoned by the company, and relegated to the dipping of mangy dogs.
The Duke of York visited Tunbridge Wells after he had ascended the throne—the Dartmouth Manuscripts fix the date of his arrival as Thursday, August 18,1687; and his daughter, the Princess Anne, went there with her husband, Prince George of Denmark, in the following year, when Archbishop Tillotson preached before her in the Chapel of Ease his sermon on the parable of the ten virgins. Thereafter Her Royal Highness came regularly season after season, and, in addition to the indirect benefit derived from her presence, the town benefited 56