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PUMP ROOM AT BATH WHERE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY GALLANTS DRANK THE WATERS

PUMP ROOM AT BATH WHERE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY GALLANTS DRANK THE WATERS

To the Grand Pump Room at Bath, whose Corinthian portico bears on its pediment a Greek legend extolling the virtue of (medicina water, came all the Fashion daily on foot or in their Sedan chairs. The exterior shown in the photograph, which reproduces a contemporary painting preserved in the adjoining baths building, was rebuilt in 1796. Among the treasures of its interior lounge is a statue of Beau Nash, Bath's most distinguished patron outside of Royalty itself. By his side is the clock mentioned in "Pickwick".

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