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long remembered at the Hot Wells, Bristol, where he afterwards lived, and where he died much respected.

The history of Tunbridge Wells is curious. By the dissipations of fashionable life, Dudley, third Lord North, a distinguished person at the Court of James I, had greatly debilitated his constitution. Change of air was prescribed by his physicians as the only mode of re-establishing his health. Accordingly, in 1606, at the age of twenty-five, he found a temporary retreat at Eridge House, now Eridge Castle, the residence of my dear cousin Lord Abergavenny. It was then, however, a mere sporting lodge, a great part of the ancient mansion having fallen into decay since Queen Elizabeth on her progress through Sussex had stayed there and shot a buck in the park.

Though Eridge was most romantically situated in a wild and beautiful country, the lack of human intercourse and the seclusion palled upon Lord North, and, notwithstanding the remonstrances of his friends, he soon determined to return to London. Almost at the commencement of his journey-for Eridge House is only about two miles from Tunbridge Wells-in passing through a wood he observed some water on the surface of which floated a shining mineral scum, and at the bottom appeared a pecipitate of ochreous particles. Tasting this water, he found it ferruginous; and believing that it contained medicinal virtues, he directed some of it to be conveyed to London, where he consulted his

physicians on its properties. In due course they submitted the water to such chemical tests as were then in use; and, having been satisfied of its virtues, advised their noble patient to give it a trial. Acting upon this advice, Lord North returned to Eridge House in the ensuing spring; remained there three months, drinking the water, and aiding its effect by air and exercise; and, at the expiration of that term, he became a stouter, stronger, healthier man than ever; the best proof of which is, that he lived till the year 1666, and then died at the age of eighty-five.

Lord North was not slow in promulgating his discovery, the effects of which were extensively promoted by the Lord Abergavenny of that day, on the borders of whose estate the water had its rise. He ordered the ground about the springs to be cleared from the surrounding rubbish, and sent for an expert from London, with whose assistance he distinguished the two principal of seven several springs. Wells were then sunk, a stone pavement laid round, and the whole enclosed with wooden rails in a triangular form.

As a result of the growth of the town of Tunbridge Wells, Lord Abergavenny's estate greatly improved in value, with the result that eventually, in 1787, the old house at Eridge was enlarged, and more or less rebuilt in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style. The quaint old print reproduced shows Eridge Castle as it was about 1812. The little boy playing in front, Master Reginald Nevill, afterwards became my husband.

Abergavenny, Lord, 333, 334
Abernethy, Doctor, 4


Actors and actresses, 246; privileges
formerly enjoyed by former at Drury
Lane, 225, 226; social position at
present day, 226

Adelaide, Queen, her mania for collect-
ing pins, 324
"Admirable Crichton," origin of the
expression, 202, 203
Albert Memorial, the, 295
Alexander, Sir George, 226
Allée verte, the new, 289
Amadio, Mr., his miscroscopic por-
traits, 323, 324

Americans, their social domination in
modern days, 153; effects of mar-
riages with, 153; bad habit of women,

Anglesey, Lord, 175
Anson, Mr., 121

Aristocracy in old days, 200, 201,

Armadale, Lord, anecdote of his son,

Asquith, Mr., 126

Atkyns, Mrs., 225

Automobile Club, the, 299

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Béranger, 111, 112

Berkeley Square, 172, 173, 293
Bessborough, Lord, saves "Punch," 262
Biscuits, Threadneedle-Street," 38
Blackfriars Bridge, reference to Free
Trade in inscription upon, 279, 280
Blessington, Lady, 16
Board Schools, 98

"Bomba dollars," 329, 330
Bomba, King, an dotes of, 71; of one
of his suite, 330
Braddon, Miss, 328

Bradford, the late Sir Edward, 270
Braintree, 281

Brougham, Lord, 118

Brown, Mrs., and her fountain, 294
Browne, Mr. Rawdon, 202
Brummell, remark of, 177
Buckingham Palace, 289

"Bucks," a curious old house, 241, 242
Budget, 36

Burdett-Coutts, the late Baroness, 232

Cambridge House, its various names,

Campbell, Sir Colin, his views about
the Victoria Cross, 26

Canning, 119, 147, 264
Cardigan, Lord, 233
Carlisle, Lord, 176

Carlyle, 2; letter from, 16, 17, 266
Carnegie, Mr. Andrew, 169
Castalia, the, 31

Castiglione, Madame de, her silence,

Cats, curious refuge for, 59
Chamberlain, Mr. Joseph, remark of,
Changes in the conveniences of daily
life, 312-5

Chartists, 107, 108

Chatterton, Lady, 2

Church services abolished in 1859, 249
Churchill, Mr. Winston, 116
Churston, Lord, 7

Clarence, Duke of, story concerning,

Clergymen's dress, its origin, 250
Cochrane, Sir John, 231; his life saved
by his daughter Grizzle, 231, 232
Collet, Louise, III
Compliment, a pretty, 70
Constancy, instance of matchless, 67
Conversation, 146

Cornwall, Sir John, 158

Coronation of King George V, ex-
periences of authoress during, 207,

Country gentry, their life, 243, 247
-house life, then and now, 236,

parsons of old days, anecdotes,
250, 251

Cowley, Lord, 180
Crimean Campaign, 25
"Curly Days," the, 186
Curtsey, the obsolete, 99

Curzon, Lord, his public spirit, 246

Dandies of old days, 185-9
Dangstein, 241

d'Aumale, Duc, on Henri IV, 205
Derby, Earl of, 228

Devonshire, Dukes of, custom in family

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Gambier, Lord, 2

Gardening, "intensive," 257
Garvin, Mr., 13

George V, King, 31, 206, 208
German band, ingenious method of
routing, 267

Gibbs, James, great London architect,
299, 300

Gilbert, the late Sir William, his
criticism of suffragettes, 133
Gladstone, Mr., 90, 91; his reply to a
correspondent, 123; his recollection
of past days, 281

Gordon, Duchess of, 215

Gould, Sir F. Carruthers, 13, 14
Government offices, entrance into in

the past, 191, 192; sleepy methods
in, 192, 193

"Great Eastern," the, anecdote con-
cerning, 30, 31
Greenwood, Mr., 13
Gretna Green, 321

Groves, Mrs., refuses to pay toll, 40
Guest, the late Mr. Montague, 332

Halsbury, Lord, 123; his fearless
British pluck, 127

Hanbury Church and its bells, 248
Harrison, Mr. Frederic, 108, 133
Hatchard, Messrs., artistic modern
shop-front of, 239

Hawes, Mrs., her collection of teapots,

Henry, Sir Edward, 270
Hertford, Lord (Thackeray's


Steyne), the writer's re-
membrance of, 196

fourth Marquis of, 196, 197
fifth Marquis, 199

Home Rule, 109

House of Commons, 119, 124

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Lords, 118, 124, 125, 127

Hudson, Mr., 6, 7

Huguenots, descendants of French, in
Shoreditch, 280; vicissitudes of, 280,

Hume, John William, an impostor, 61,


Hyde Park, then and now, 174-6

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Hyndman, Mr. H. M., 81, 82

Iddesleigh, Lord, his classical know-
ledge, 118

Impostors, 271, 272


Inge, Dr., 112

302, 303

Lytton, the late Lord, his criticism of
parliamentary life, 121

Malakoff, Duc de, his telegram to
Napoleon III, 182

Mackenzie, Duncan, the last of the
original Gordon Highlanders, 215

Inns of the past, bad accommodation at, Malmesbury, Lord, 194

63, 64

Irving, Sir Henry, 226

Ismail, the Khedive, anecdote of, 24

Jackson and Graham, 286
Jerningham, Mr. Charles
writer and collector, 320
"John-Bullism," 149, 150


Manners, Lord John, 16

Manners, old and new, 144-69
Marriages of actresses to the aristocracy,

Mary, Queen, her interest in fabrics of
English manufacture, 282

Maxwell, Mr. (author), 328
Mayfair in old days, 172, 173

Joinville, Prince de, anecdote of, 52, 53 Mayne, Sir Richard, 264, 269

Keepsake, the, 16

Kendal, Mr. and Mrs., 226

Kenyon, Lord, 185

Medical men, anecdotes of, 4, 5
Meux, Sir Henry, 156

Michelham, Lord, 296; statue of his
son Herman, 296

King's Messengers in old days, 192, 193❘ Miller, William, 44

Ladies and gentlemen, 144

Lances of the "gallant six hundred,"
where kept, 25

Layard, Sir Henry, 110

Minerva Press, the, 17
Mitchell's library, 186, 260

Montagu, Lady, 268

Morier, Sir Robert, anecdote of, 49;
his characteristics, 50, 51

Leech, John, disturbed by street music, Morny, Duc de, 146; anecdote con-

265, 266

Legal charges, 306, 307

Lemanns (biscuit makers), 39

Lemon, Mark, his letter concerning

street music, 265, 266

Lighting, 10

Literature, demoralizing, 17-20

cerning, 159, 160, 179

Mulready, R.A., William, 315, 316
Munich, 67

Murray Scott, the late Sir John, 199,


Napoleon's autograph, 322, 331

Lloyd George, Mr., 104, 105, 108, 117 Nelson's tomb, 296, 297

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Newman, Antony King, 17
Nightingale, Miss Florence, 142
Nonconformists, 249, 253
North, Lord, 333, 334
Northumberland, Duke of, 164
House, 291, 292
Nouveaux riches, 157, 159; anecdote
of, 159-164

Ogilby, a French Huguenot family which
originally came from Scotland, 280,

Oldfield, Mrs., ancestress of writer, 226
Orford, Earl of (brother of the writer),

221; his epitaph, 222; erects me-
morial to his mother, 242
Organ-grinders, 262, 263
Osborne, Bernal, Mr., 147
Osborne Jay, the Reverend, 280; his
admirable work in Shoreditch, 282

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