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Page 269 - In walking along the street, in my youth, on the side next to this prison, I have often been tempted by the question, ' Sir, will you be pleased to walk in and be married ?' Along this most lawless space was hung up the frequent sign of a male and female hand conjoined, with ' Marriages performed within,
Page 75 - the queen's majesty, attended with her nobility, came from her house at the Strand, called Somerset House, and entered the city by Temple Bar, through Fleet Street, Cheap, and so by the north side of the Bourse to Sir Thomas Gresham's in Bishopsgate Street, where she dined.
Page 4 - Proud Prelate, — You know what you were before I made you what you are ; if you do not immediately comply with my request, by God I will unfrock you. — ELIZABETH.
Page 274 - Fleet-ditch with disemboguing streams Rolls the large tribute of dead dogs to Thames, The king of dykes' ! than whom no sluice of mud With deeper sable blots the silver flood. " Here strip, my children! here at once leap in, Here prove who best can dash thro' thick and thin, And who the most in love of dirt excel, Or dark dexterity of groping well.
Page 402 - London:" and, secondly, by Queen Elizabeth, who changed their first appellation to that of " the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of Freemen of the Art and Mystery of Cloth-workers of the City of London ;" whose title was confirmed by Charles I.
Page 211 - I beseech you for all the loves that hath been between us, and for the love of God, let me have justice and right, take of me some pity and compassion, for I am a poor woman and a stranger born out of your dominion, I have here no assured friend, and much less indifferent counsel ; I flee to you as to the head of justice within this realm.
Page 234 - 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 340 - In this case, how would he be surprised to hear all the languages of Europe spoken in this little spot of his former dominions, and to see so many private men, who in his time would have been the vassals of some powerful baron, negotiating like princes for greater sums of money than were formerly to be met with in the royal treasury ! Trade, without enlarging the British territories, has given us a kind of additional empire.