Several books on Turkish baths, like Sir John
Fife's Manual of the Turkish bath and many of the pamphlets advertising
the bath, were compilations of articles and excerpts previously published
elsewhere. One of the most appealing is Turkish bath hand book, edited and
compiled by Dr George F Adams in 1881.
One of the most amusing pieces—a Shakespearean parody describing a visit
made by some of his most famous characters to a Victorian Turkish
bath—is already on the website. We now add an anonymous and
inconsequential little verse, used by Adams as a space-filler.