A Day at Tunbridge Wells
such a smoaky tang, that you would think it was brewed in a chimney; and every pint you drink, instead of quenching your draught, begets a thirst after a gallon; the latter as 'tis ordered drinks almost like mead, and makes a man's mouth smell of honey."
For the guidance of the company regulations were issued by the Master of the Ceremonies for the time being, and as a specimen the code drawn up by Richard Tyson may be given:—
Rules and Regulations Humbly Recommended by the Master of the Ceremonies, to the Company resorting to Tunbridge Wells.
I. That there be two balls every week during the season, on Tuesdays at the Upper Rooms; on Friday at the Lower Rooms; each to begin at seven, and end at eleven. Admission to the balls—Subscribers—Gentlemen, 3s. 6d. Ladies, 2s. Children, half-price. Non-Subscribers, whether Ladies or Gentlemen, 5s. —Gentlemen change their partners every two dances.
II. Ladies who have precedence of place, take their place according to their precedence before the dance begins; but after, they are to