The Visitor's Handbook - Fairy illusions p.22

The author describes the fountains in the Montpelier gardens, which were operated by a powerful steam engine. He writes that the fountains add to the 'fairy illusions' of the musical promenades.

About The Visitor's Handbook for Cheltenham

 

This guide to Cheltenham provides the reader with information on the town's spas, pump rooms, churches and places of fashion and amusement. As stated in the 'advertisement', the author intends to avoid 'those grandiloquent descriptions of scenery and objects which generally distinguish the adulatory style of provincial Guides, aiming rather to be correct than elegant.'

 

Taken from: The Visitor's Handbook for Cheltenham
Author / Creator: H Davies
Publisher: Longman
Date: 1840
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 796.b.20