The Bath Thermal Waters; Historical, Social, And Medical

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJohn Kent Spender

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE BATHS OF BATH: HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL. In the days of the ancient Britons, Bath was dignified with the name of Caer Bren, from Caer, a City, and Bren, a King; the King's City. The Britons gave it also the name of Caer Palladur, Pallas' City; and Caer Baden, the City of Baths. The Romans called it Aquae Solis, Aquae Calidae, Thermae, and Balnea. The Saxons called it Bathancester, City of Baths; Hat Bathan, Hot Baths; Ackmanchester, the City of Oak men, or Invalids; and the City of Ached and Lame People. Also the "City of Oyntment," from the diseased people that came here for relief; and the "City of the Warm Vale," or Minerva's Water. Bath was the "metropolitan seat of the British Druids." Prebendary Earle considers that the present name, Bath, arose from the simple elision of the prefix and affix of " Hat Bathan;" and, according to the same writer, the "Ack" in Ackmanchester represents Aqua, and "man" means place. Our story begins with the antique and orthodox legend of King Blaedud. Blaedud, eldest son to Lud Hudibras (then King of Britain), returned from Athens--the Oxford of those days--and was a leper. He was consequently sequestered from everyone. He chose rather a mean liberty than a royal restraint, and escaped in disguise. He wandered into parts remote from his father's court, and was employed even in menial ways; then he was entertained in service at Swanswick, where his business was to take care of pigs, which he was to drive about for food. Driving them one day down Beechen Cliff (on which Dr. Peirce says that in his time--1697--there was scarcely a beech tree left), he observed some of the herd in very cold weather go down from the side of the hill into an Aldermoore, and thence to return covered with black mud...

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE BATHS OF BATH: HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL. In the days of the ancient Britons, Bath was dignified ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217276717

ISBN - 13:9780217276719

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