People, Society & Culture of Tunbridge Wells in the 18th Century & later.

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In the Eighteenth Century
the inn, that the Archangel had directed him to drink eighteen gills of white wine before he got off his horse. This injunction he carried out without hurt. A few days later he believed he was instructed to drink eighteen glasses of the water; but the consequence of this was a violent fever that confined him to his bed for some weeks. Meeting a pedlar on the road, Dunmall asked his name, and on being told, said, " Why, then, I have an order from the Archangel Gabriel to give you ten guineas." " Have you ? " said the other. " Well, the same angel has blessed me with an order to receive it." Thus assured that there was no mistake, " The Prophet," as he was called, paid the money.
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