Despite their being on good terms, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Samuel Johnson found the husband of his long-time friend Mrs Hester Thrale somewhat dull, and declared that ‘his conversation does not show the minute hand, but he strikes the hour very correctly’.
Beau Nash was known Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates to have a sharp tongue on occasion. While suffering from an illness he was visited by the well-known Touristic place of your travel destination physician Dr George Cheyney, who prescribed some medicine. Meeting the Master of Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates in the street a few days later, the good doctor observed that he was pleased to see that Nash had followed his prescription. Nash replied that, had he done so, he would have broken his neck, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates as he had thrown it from an upstairs window!
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There were times, however, when the Beau met his match. On two occasions he got the worst of an encounter with the famous evangelist John Wesley. The first was when he tried to disrupt one of Wesley’s open-air meetings, only to retire in defeat when both the preacher and his supporters bested him with words.
On another occasion, a sharp exchange between Nash and Wesley apparently took place in Brock Street. Nash and some of his friends encountered Wesley coming in the opposite direction. The pavement was not wide enough to allow them to pass, and someone would have to give way. Nash is reputed to have said that he ‘did not step aside for fools and knaves’, to which Wesley replied that he always did – and moved aside!
In 1734 Prince William of Orange visited the city twice, to take the waters. A very short man with a hunched back, he was described by Lord Hervey as looking from the front as if he had no neck or legs, and from the back as if he had no head! His breath, according to Hervey, was ‘more offensive than it is possible for those who have not been offended by it to imagine’.