Anstey, Christopher, 1724-1805. The new Bath guide: or, memoirs of the B-r-d family. In a series of poetical epistles. [London]: Sold by J. Dodsley; J. Wilson & J. Fell; and J. Almon, London; W. Frederick, at Bath; W. Jackson, at Oxford; T. Fletcher & F. Hodson, at Cambridge; W. Smith, at Dublin; and the booksellers of Bristol, York, and Edinburgh, 1766. 104p.; 4⁰. (ESTC N5216; OTA K003286.000)
- To the READER.
- THE CONTENTS.
- LETTER I.A View from the Parades at BATH, with some Account of the DRAMATIS PERSONAE, 5
- LETTER II.Mr. B — N — R — D's Reflections on his Arrival at BATH. — The Case of Himself and Co. — The Acquaintance He commences, &c. &c. 12.
- LETTER III.The Birth of FASHION, a Specimen of Modern Ode, 18
- LETTER IV.A Consultation of PHYSICIANS, 25.
- LETTER V.Salutations of BATH, and an Adventure of Mr. B — R — D's in Consequence thereof, 30
- LETTER VI.Mr. B — N — R — D gives a Description of the BATHING, 36.
- LETTER VII.A Panegyric on BATH, and a MORAVIAN HYMN, 43
- LETTER VIII.Mr. B — N — R — D goes to the ROOMS. — his Opinion of GAMING, 48
- LETTER IX.A JOURNAL, 57
- LETTER X.TASTE and SPIRIT. — Mr. B — N — R — D commences BEAU GARÇON, 65.
- LETTER XI.A Description of the BALL, with an Episode on BEAU NASH, 70
- LETTER XII.A Modern HEAD-DRESS, with a little POLITE CONVERSATION, 81.
- LETTER XIII.A Publick BREAKFAST, 88
- LETTER XIV.Miss PRUDENCE B — N — R — D informs Lady BETTY bow she has been elected to METHODISM by a VISION, 97
- LETTER XV.Serious REFLECTIONS of Mr. B — N — R — D. — His BILL of EXPENCES. — The DISTRESSES of the FAMILY — A FAREWELL to BATH. 100
- [THE NEW BATH GUIDE: OR, MEMOIRS of the B — R — D FAMILY.]
THE NEW BATH GUIDE: OR, MEMOIRS of the B — R — D FAMILY.
In a SERIES of POETICAL EPISTLES.
Sold by J. DODSLEY, in Pall-Mall; J. WILSON & J. FELL, in Pater-noster-Row; and J. ALMON, in Piccadilly, London; W. FREDERICK, at Bath; W. JACKSON, at Oxford; T. FLETCHER & F. HODSON, at Cambridge; W. SMITH, at Dublin; and the Booksellers of Bristol, York, and Edinburgh. 1766.
I Here present you with a Collection of Letters, written by a Family, during their Residence at BATH. The first of them, from a Romantic Young Lady, address'd to her Friend in the Country, will bring you acquainted with the rest of the Characters, and save you the Trouble of reading a dull introductory Preface from