A view of Cheltenham, in its past and present state. By H. Davies

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Стр. 127 - With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
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Стр. 222 - A Botanical Guide to the Environs of Cheltenham ; comprehending a Classified Arrangement of the Indigenous Flowers and Ferns of the Cotteswold Hills and the Vale of Gloucester; with the Habitats of the various Plants. By JAMES BUCKMAN, FGS, Corresponding Member and Local Secretary of the Botanical Society of London, Honorary Secretary of the Cheltenham Literary and Philosophical Institution, &c. &c.
Стр. 222 - THE CHELTENHAM WATERS, Their Nature and Properties, with General Directions for their Use, and Brief Notices of the Diseases in which they are found beneficial. By A RESIDENT PHYSICIAN.
Стр. 35 - ... a thin covering above the marls of the New Red Sandstone. At the new spa near Tewkesbury, where formerly the mineral water at shallow depths below the surface was very slightly saline, it was recently found to be much more impregnated with salt, when the sinking was carried to the depth of ninety feet ; and I have no doubt that a similar result would follow by deepening any of the mineral sources which are so numerous in the vale of Gloucester, at Walton, &c.
Стр. 36 - ... source of the saline ingredients of those waters is the New Red Sandstone, the uppermost strata of which must, from their known inclination, lie at depths of several hundred feet below the town of Cheltenham. If this be the case, and that saline waters are continually flowing upon the inclined surface of these beds, we can readily explain why they occasionally rise to the surface; for waters collected in the New Red Sandstone, at higher levels than the vale of Gloucester, would naturally ascend...
Стр. 39 - ... other salts are contained in them, it is to these three that they principally owe their medicinal virtues. The purest salines are the two Nos. 4 at the Montpellier Spa, Nos. 1 and 4 at the Old Wells, and the salines at Pitville and Cambray ; and accordingly those are the waters most frequently drunk in all ordinary disorders of the liver, stomach, and bowels ; in dyspeptic and bilious disorders, nephritic and dropsical affections, &c., and many cases of gout and rheumatism.
Стр. 36 - ... contained in the strata, forms those sulphates so prevalent in the higher or pyritous beds of the lias ; the oxide of iron being at the same time more or less completely separated. By this means the mineral waters, which are probably mere brine-springs at the greatest depths, acquire additional medicinal qualities as they ascend to the places whence they flow. At the same time, it must be borne in mind that fresh water is continually falling from the atmosphere upon...
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Стр. 38 - The Cheltenham Waters; Their Nature and Properties; with general Directions for their Use, and Brief Notices of the Diseases in which they are found beneficial. By a Resident Physician. Cheltenham: H.

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