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`The lord of the temple or establishment pays, I believe, to
government a yearly sum of 35,000 florins (about L3000) for
permission to keep up the establishment. He has gone to immense
expense in decorating the building; he pays a crowd of croupiers
at different salaries, and officers of his own, who superintend
and direct matters; he lights up the building, and he presides
over the festivities of the town--in short, he is the patron of
it all. With all this liberality he himself derives an enormous
revenue, an income as sure and determined as that of my Lord
 City of the Fountains, or Baden-Baden. By R. H.
Whitelocke. Carlsruhe, 1840.
The Baden season begins in May; the official opening takes place
towards the close of the spring quarter, and then the fashionable
world begins to arrive at the rendezvous.