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Public Buildings, the Rooms, Crescents, Theatre,

Concerts, Baths, its Literature, 8c.

INCLUDING

WALCOT AND WIDCOMBE,

AND THE

Surrounding Uicinity;

With Sketches of

PRIOR-PARK-HOUSE, THE ROCKS OF WICK, CORSHAM-HOUSE, AND

ITS FINE COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS:

ALSO AN EXCURSION TO

CLIFTON AND BRISTOL HOT-WELLS,

With

Visit to Lord de Clifford's House, and some Remarks upon its Pictures :

The whole forming

A complete Guide

TO THE

VISITORS OF THE ABOVE CITY.

By P. ÉGAN.

Bath :

PRINTED FOR MEYLER AND SON,

at the Bath Herald Office;

BARRY AND SON, BRISTOL; J. VINCENT, OXFORD; AND

SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES, LONDON.

1819.

DA 690 LB14

PREFACE.

BATH has been so long known, so much frequented, and so often written upon by various authors, both in the serious and comic style of description, that it might be presumed little matter is now left to furnish any thing like contents for a NEW VOLUME, without monotonously treading over and over again the sanie hackneyed, beaten ground: and however industriously the literary sportsman may beat up the field, he is not likely to put up any fresh birds, much more bring them down :

SORIBBLERS are sportemen ; and, as sportsmen are,
Some bit, some miss, some poach, and some beat fair;
This wounds a straggling bird ; that often tries
But never kills; he shoots and shuts both eyes.
Some will whole covies take, nineteen in twenty ;
And then you smack your lips-for game is plenty ;
In short, by you their merits must be tried;
And woe to them who are not qualified !

Whatever has been written relative to the ANTIQUITIES of BATH, (whether fabulous or real,) it must be admitted the subject has been fully explored ; its fine OLD ABBEY portrayed ; the beauty and elegance of its CRES

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