Posted by Betsy on October 01, 1997 at 14:04:03:
I was reading "Persuasion" for the millionth time this
week and I was struck by an allusion to a bathing
machine (connotation included the sea shore). I
saw the same thing mentioned just yesterday in Wilkie
Collins' "The Woman in White" and I wondered what
the author's were talking about. I've never heard
of them before.
I apologize if this question has been asked already,
but does anyone know what bathing machines are?
I'm just asking out of curiousity, there's not paper
or book in the background of this.
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