Brighthelmstone Hot Bath

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 Theme code Index    1H4H 1H4H 1H6 77
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Charles and Samuel Thompson
 Book/Manuscript title    Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances vol. 3
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 153
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1773
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BRIGHTHELMSTONE HOT BATH. English, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). The Public Advertiser of October 10th, 1769, published "a letter from Brighthelmstone, Oct. 4th," which gives the following:

This day Lady Hart and Miss Harriot Cecil, attended by Dr. Awsiter, laid the first Stone for erecting at this Place a Set of hot and cold Sea-Water Baths for the Use of those whose Health may require more constant bathing than the sea will naturally admit of, as well as Persons labouring under particular Disorders, for the suppression of which hot Baths are peculiarly efficacious. I cannot but congratulate the Public on this Event, as all who in future have Occasion to frequent this Place may bathe regularly and constantly, and may also vary that bathing from Cold to Hot, or otherwise, as their respective Infirmities demand. As these Baths are planned, and to be executed under the immediate Care and Director of Dr. Awsiter, the Gentleman who some Time since favoured the World with some ingenious Remarks on the general and particular Use of bathing in Salt-Water, I have no Doubt that when finished they will give entire Satisfaction, and fully evince how weakly and malevolently are founded those Cavils and Objections that Ignorance and Envy have raised to this truly laudable and salutary Scheme.

Printed source: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 153.

T:Brighthelmstone Hot Bath
B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773)
Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynnian Titford-Mock, 2007
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