Weymouth, Dorsetshire

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain (1803):

Weymouth, Dorset.

Its port is injured by the sand; from which circumstance and the rise of Pool, its trade which was once considerable, is now reduced. This decline is, in some degree, compensated by the great resort of persons of all ranks, for the purpose of sea-bathing; for which it is excellently fitted by its remarkably fine beach, and the softness of its air; and their present majesties and the royal family have often resided here for many weeks. A few plain and striped cottons are made here. Here was a chapel, which stood on a hill, whose site is now a bowling-green. The castle stands on a high cliff almost opposite to Portland-castle and commands the bay. It was built by Henry VIII.

Inns: Crown, Golden Lion, King's Head, Bear.

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 Chapter 20 
"Oh! dear, yes; I know him extremely well," replied Mrs. Palmer -- "Not that I ever spoke to him, indeed; but I have seen him for ever in town. Somehow or other, I never happened to be staying at Barton while he was at Allenham. Mama saw him here once before; -- but I was with my uncle at Weymouth. However, I dare say we should have seen a great deal of him in Somersetshire, if it had not happened very unluckily that we should never have been in the country together. He is very little at Combe, I believe; but if he were ever so much there, I do not think Mr. Palmer would visit him, for he is in the opposition you know, and besides it is such a way off. I know why you inquire about him, very well; your sister is to marry him. I am monstrous glad of it, for then I shall have her for a neighbour you know."

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