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The orders of his Excellency R_______ N________ Esq, Governor
General of the Diversions at Bath.
Some come here for pleasure and others for health
Some come here to squander and some to get wealth
To those all our Subjects here merrily meeting
we Governor N______ do send out our Greeting.
Whereas it to us has been fully made Known
Some queer folks presume to have wills of their own
And think when they come to such places as thefe
They’ve unlimited Lineage to do as they please
Whence frequent disorders do daily arise
To prevent such abuses what e’re in us lyes
We publish these rules considered at Leisure
And expect due observance for such is our pleasure.
When you first come to Bath in whatever condition
Whether Sick or in health, you must have a Physitian
As they’ll equally take inordinate fees
You’re at your own liberty, Chuse whom you please
The Doctor will find there is absolute need .
That friend Jerry Pierce must be sent for to bleed
Next some drops or some pills prepared with our care
To prevent all Infection from water or air
Then drink at the Pump or bathe without feare
When you first Sally out there are different rales
At Hay’s or Lovelace’s money for Bales
As nothing in this world is done without Bribe
Leaks, Linnott, or Morgan Expect you’ll Subscribe
When this part is over then live at your Ease
Game, drink or fornicate just as you please
When your money is spent march of(f) without trouble
Secure, who comes next will be just the same Bubble.