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Spadacrene Anglica

The English Spa Fountain

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Author: Edmund Deane
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,102 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 233
Added to site: 2005.08.03 11210
Genre: History

With Commentary by Alex Butler and James Rutherford.

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les from the Towne. It is scetuate upon a rude barren Moore, the way to it in a manner a continual ascent. Upon our first approach to the Spring we were satisfied that former times had taken notice of it, by reason it was encloased with stone, and paved at the bottome, but withal we plainely perceived that it had been long forgotten[9], which the filth wherewith it was choaked did witnesse, besides that through neglect the current of other waters were suffered to steale into it. Before any peremptory triall was made of it, it was thought fit first to clense the Well, and to stop the passage of any other waters intermixture, which within the compasse of an hour we effected. The bottom now cleared, we plainely descried where the waters did spring up, and then the Physitians began to try their experiments.

But, first of all I dranke of it and finding it to have a perfect Spa relish (I confesse) I could not contain but in a tone louder



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