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A Cautionary Tale, 1772
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 03:39:31 »
Kentish Gazette - Saturday 31 October 1772
Extract of a letter from Chatham, Nov, 2.
"The following humurous and droll affair may be depended upon. The two Miss -------'s, of Brompton near Chatham, have been the chief toast here for some time past among the young bucks, they being likely, smart, and buxom young girls; the neighbourhood were continually disturbed by the sparks climbing their walls and fences,  to get to the apartments of these ladies; they thought it necessary to form some scheme, which they did in the following manner: viz. fixing a large hog-tub under the fence where they used to lower themselves. The other night Mr. ------- a young gentleman of this town having made an assignation with the aforesaid ladies, in getting over the fence, unfortunately jumped into the hog-tub up to his chin in grease and slush; his surprise was great, he called out for assistance; the neighbourhood very soon surrounded him, who very genteelly helped him out of the tub; the condition he was in may be easily judged, they rebuked him for his folly, and on him promising them never to infest that neighbourhood again, was suffered to go about hit business; the Ladies are since absconded.  It is to be wished that this affair of the hog-tub, may be sufficient warning to all young gentlemen, not to climb walls nor fences, and not to disturb their neighbours by night.
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