An attempt to explain whence the virtues of the Bath waters proceed

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 1
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      1 f. Addressed on verso "To Mr Will. Roberts coast waiter at the custome house Lond." Recto now foliated 81, apparently when assembled into the same collection relating to Bath as that from which Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 13 derives.

Scope and Content

Manuscript poem which wittily suggests that the waters of Bath work their cures not as a result of salts and minerals but because women bathe in them, thereby sending forth healing

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The author of the poem is unknown

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Purchased from Peter Murray Hill Ltd, October 1958


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