Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Nash, Richard, commonly known as "Beau Nash" (1674-1761), was born at Swansea. He was trained to law, but entered the army, abandoning it later for the Temple, where he pleased King William as Master of the Pageant during a royal visit. In 1704 he became master of ceremonies at Bath Pump Room, and as "King of Bath" governed strictly. For a time, gaming and a tax on the tables made him rich, but he fell on evil times, and, dying, was finally buried by the city.

“Are you dejected? here is comfort. Are you sinful? here is righteousness. Are you led away with present enjoyments? here you have honours, and pleasures, and all in Christ Jesus. You have a right to common pleasures that others have, and besides them you have interest in others that are everlasting, that shall never fail; so that there is nothing that is dejecting and abasing in man, but there is comfort for it in Christ Jesus.”
–Richard Sibbes, Description of Christ