A Wonderful Woman





WHEN a late Duchess of Bedford was last at Buxton, and then in her

eighty-fifth year, it was the medical farce of the day for the faculty

to resolve every complaint of whim and caprice into a shock of the

nervous system. Her grace, after inquiring of many of her friends in

the rooms what brought them there, and being generally answered for a

nervous complaint, was asked in her turn, What brought her to

Buxton?--I came only for pleasure, answered the healthy duchess;

for, thank God, I was born before nerves came into fashion.





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