The New Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, as it was originally known,
was the archetypal pleasure garden of the Georgian era. Having
first opened as a place of assignation during the Restoration, it
was re-launched in 1732 as a site of rational and polite
entertainment. This re-launch was marked by a Ridotto al
Fresco attended, and possibly even commissioned by Frederick
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Coke, David Edward. "Vauxhall Gardens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 September 2007; last revised 09 November 2007.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1170, accessed 17 August 2017.]
1170Vauxhall Gardens2Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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