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|"Lofty" location of Camden-place
Written by Barbara
(10/10/2005 12:32 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Elliots in Bath:new location,same reflections, penned by Tara O'Donnell
Camden-place is up at the northeast corner of the city. It overlooks a kind of valley, apparently. The notes in my book said that this would have been an especially prized location for people like Sir Walter and Elizabeth, because in looking out they would not really see the city, but rather be looking down on the surrounding countryside, leaving them to fancy that they were gazing out at their own land.
Also, another note in the book suggests that Mr. Elliot's several visits to them were all the more impressive and "assiduous endeavours" indeed, because this was a mostly uphill climb to the far corner of the city. You wouldn't probably just happen by Camden-place on your way to anywhere else people were likely to go in Bath. A visit there would have to be made expressly.
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