Letters Descriptive Of The Virginia Springs; The Roads Leading Thereto, And The Doings Thereat

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byPhilip Houlbrooke Nicklin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837. Excerpt: ... LETTER XIX. Return to our sheep--Parlour pleasures of anticipation and reminiscence--Dining-Room--New brick cabins--Department of bathing--Gentleman's spout Bath--Do. Sweat Bath or Boiler--Lady's Boiler--Do. Spout Bath--Superb Epicene Pleasure Bath-1--Effects of Hot Spouts--Ten Pins--Consumption of Time--Tranquil amusements--Getting well--Wonderful Labyrinthine Cave--Contents of Hot Spring Water--Fact and Fiction--Crutches--Dismals--Cheerfuls--Legs--Fat Faces--Pot-hooks--Vcgitable Prospects. Masy more descriptions of Hot Springs existing in the old triple continent, and authentic accounts of their sanative powers might be cited, but as the reader must be by this time fully convinced of their great importance to valitudinarians, we will return to our sheep, and tell him all the news of our new town of Thermopolis. Since 1834 an additional parlour of convenient size has been provided in the Hotel, in which ladies and gentlemen may meet before and after meals, to enjoy the pleasures of anticipation and reminiscence, seasoned with agreeable chat; and the diuing-room itself has been considerably enlarged, is airy and comfortable, and thrice a day is supplied with a great variety of wholsome viands, well adapted to assist in promoting the cure of both hunger and disease. A number of neat brick cabins, each containing several comfortable rooms have been erected, and great improvements have taken place in the bathing department. The Gentleman's Hot Spout Bath has been remodelled and four dressing rooms attached to it. This bath is about eighteen feet square and five feet deep, and is supplied by a spout which constantly pours into the bath a stream of water of 106 degrees of temperature, falling from a height of 4 or 5 feet above the surface of the pool, in which...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837. Excerpt: ... LETTER XIX. Return to our sheep--Parlour pleasures of anticipation and reminiscence--Dining-Room--New brick cabins--Department...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217499023

ISBN - 13:9780217499026

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