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follies, and never played for the smallest sums, even for amusement."
Truly a lucky gambler. Few possessed by the the demon of chance have been so fortunate.
As we stroll along the Pantiles, we can, in imagination, recall those who frequented the " walks " in the past. Not only Dudley North, who discovered the chalybeate waters, that have made its fortunes, but Henrietta Maria, and Queen Anne, with her poor sickly child, the Duke of Gloucester; John Evelyn ; the Chevalier de Grammont; Dr. Johnson ; Samuel Richardson ; and Elizabeth Carter, whose knowledge of Greek made her an object of awe, as well as admiration to the fashionable butterflies, were amongst the visitort to Tunbridge. And mingling with the throng of the mortals are Thackeray's immortals, Harry Warrington and Colonel Wolfe.
The visitor to Tunbridge may say with Mr. J. Ashby-Sterry, in his charming "Lazy Minstrel":—
" Beneath the Limes, 'tis good you know,
To lounge here for an hour or so, And sit and listen if you please To sweet leaf-lyrics of the trees—
As balmy August breezes blow.
You'll dream of courtly belle and beau, Who promenaded long ago,