Royal Tunbridge Wells
" At twelve they to the well repair, Of Lethe drink so deep-a, That tho' you think you have 'em fast, They'll no appointment keep-a. A turn they walk; a Raffle throw, Tho' nought they e'er shall gain-a, Unless they leave such trifling sport, And throw a merry main-a.
" The next two hours as chance directs, In play their time is spent-a, At Hazard, Basset, or Quadrille, Scarcely with all content-a. For Rowly-Powly, noble game, Their eyes and ears invite-a, And Pass and No Pass is a sound Which gives them true delight-a.
" At five the Church bell rings 'em out Where custom makes them pray-a, But with how much devotion fix'd I'll not pretend to say-a.
" At six the walks and walls are clear'd, And all the Belles are seated, At Upton's, Morley's, or at Smith's, With tea and tattle treated;
1 The first four lines of this stanza are missing from the copy from which the verses are taken.