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The Age of Elegance – Health, Wealth, Wit and Society

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During the Age of Elegance in England it was considered advantageous to go walking in the countryside and to enjoy a dip in the sea to benefit your health

Rush into the sea…

Rush into the sea…

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…alike gay widow, virgin, wife Ingenious to diversify dull life, In coaches, chaises, caravans and hoys, Fly to the coast for daily, nightly joys, And all impatient of dry land, agree With one consent to rush into the sea… In the first few decades of the nineteenth century at London…