SOCIETY AT ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS - Online Book

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Eighteenth Century Post-Bag
clerk, Lady Talbot, Lord March, and Lord Eglinton; Lord Granby and Lord Powis are just gone away, as is the Duchess of Somerset and her daughters; Lady Winchelsea, Mr. Edward Finch and Mrs. Finch, Mr. Vane and Mrs. Hope, Lady Lucy and Col. Howard are here; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis arrived last night; besides these we have several people of fashion, and of Jews a great and mighty tribe. Within this week we have had a great number of people, but for the most part they rather have added to the number than to the dignity of our company. I was sorry the Dutchess of Somerset left us; her behaviour was so obliging and so proper, I thought her a good example for persons of great rank; it is surprizing that the princely state, and princely pride, she had been so long used to, should have left her such an easiness of manners; she seemed to say and do what was civil without the in­tention of being gracious. Lady Francis Seymour is very handsome, Lady Charlotte is not so, but more agreeable than her sister by an unaffected good humour. In many respects this place is inferior to the Bath, in some it is better. We are not confined here in streets; the houses are scattered irregularly,
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