Walks Through London: Including Westminster and the Borough of Southwark, with the Surrounding Suburbs: Describing Every Thing Worthy of Observation in the Public Buildings, Places of Entertainment, Exhibitions, Commercial and Literary Institutions, &c. Down to the Present Period : Forming a Complete Guide to the British Metropolis

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Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1817 - Electronic books - 368 pages
 

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Page 30 - It consumed eighty-nine churches the City gates, Guildhall, many public structures, hospitals, schools, libraries, a vast number of stately edifices, thirteen thousand two hundred dwelling-houses, four hundred streets.
Page 56 - Scarce can our fields, such crowds at Tyburn die, With hemp the gallows and the fleet supply. Propose your schemes, ye senatorian...
Page 30 - To the estates and fortunes of the citizens it was merciless, but to their lives very favourable ; that it might, in all things, resemble the last conflagration of the world.
Page 104 - He probably did not remain long in slavery ; for at the beginning of the civil war he was made a captain in the royal army, and in 1644 attended the queen to France, where he remained till the Restoration. At last, upon suspicion of his being privy to the popish plot, he was taken up in 1682, and confined in the Gatehouse, Westminster ; where he ended his life, in the sixty-third year of his age.
Page 120 - The body, inclosed with houses, and very high walls, is a handsome lofty brick building, of a considerable length, with galleries in every story, which reach from one end of the house to the other. On each side of these galleries are rooms for the prisoners.
Page 31 - ... beyond the space of seven years. Moreover, care was taken by law to prevent all suits about their bounds. Also, anniversary prayers were enjoined ;* and to perpetuate the memory hereof to posterity, they caused this column to be erected. The work was carried on with diligence, and London is restored ; but whether with greater speed or beauty may be made a question. Three years' time saw that finished which was supposed to be the business of an age.
Page 149 - ... they alternately strike the quarters, not only their arms, but even their heads, moving at every blow.
Page 103 - ... with a bunch of grapes held between his hand and foot, and underneath the following couplet — " When you have sought the city round, Yet still this is the highest ground.
Page 30 - ... very remote places, with incredible noise and fury. It consumed eightynine churches, the city gates, Guildhall, many public structures, hospitals, schools, libraries, a vast number of stately edifices...
Page 124 - Elysian plain Peace triumph'd, and old Time return'd again. Not far from that most celebrated place, Where angry Justice shows her awful face ; Where little villains must submit to fate, That great ones may enjoy the world in state ; There stands a dome, majestic to the sight, And sumptuous arches bear its oval height ; A golden globe, plac'd high with artful skill, Seems, to the distant sight, a gilded pill...

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