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Royal Tunbridge Wells
beautiful Works, most excellently fitted up in various Sorts of Wood, of which (besides Plenty of Milliners and Toy-Shops) there are several Shops on the Walks.
I hope, dear George, you will think me pretty precise, as I promised you. Any other Par­ticulars you shall desire I will inform you of, or explain, but can think of no others at present; hope soon to have the Pleasure of drinking a Bottle with you, and am
Sir, Your sincere Friend,
And humble Servant, Marinus.
Extract of a Letter from Tunbridge Wells.
July 30, 1773.
This place is extremely full, but the company consists of an odd olio of old maids, lively widows, poluted batchelors, Jews, parsons, and some few nobility, who visit the Wells to wash away sin and iniquity, or rather to cleanse their leprous habits of body, in consequence of irregularity, incontinence, and the excess of every sensual appetite; for unless they are 224
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