A journey through England: In familiar letters from a gentleman here, to his friend abroad, Volume 1

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J. Hooke, 1722 - England

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Page 168 - St. James's. I must not forget to tell you that the parties have their different places, where, however, a stranger is always well received ; but a Whig will no more go to the Cocoa-tree or Ozinda's, than a Tory will be seen at the Coffeehouse of St.
Page 168 - If it be fine weather we take a turn in the park till two, when we go to dinner...
Page 167 - If you would know our manner of living, 'tis thus : we rise by nine, and those that frequent great men's levees find entertainment at them till eleven, or, as at Holland, go to tea-tables.
Page 33 - Bellona, f who the consort came not only to thy bed but to thy fame, . . she to thy triumph led...
Page 169 - ... and was surrounded by a set of sharp faces, that I was afraid would have devoured me with their eyes. I was glad to drop two or three halfcrowns at faro to get off with a clear skin, and was overjoyed I so got rid of them.
Page 168 - We are carried to these places in chairs (or sedans), which are here very cheap, a guinea a week, or a shilling per hour, and your chairmen serve you for porters to run on errands, as your gondoliers do at Venice.
Page 290 - One must be there by seven to get room, and after ten the Company are for the most part gone. This is a Winter's Amusement, that is agreeable enough to a Stranger for once or twice, and he is well diverted with the different Humours, when the Mugs overflow.
Page 114 - The Downs, being covered with grass finer than Persian carpets, and perfumed with wild thyme and Juniper, run thirty miles in length, though under different appellations from Croydon to Farnham...
Page 174 - Robin's, and Jonathan's. In the first, the People of Quality who have Business in the City, and the most considerable and wealthy Citizens frequent. In the second, the Foreign Banquiers, and often even Foreign Ministers. And in the third, the Buyers and Sellers of Stock...

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