London and Middlesex: Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive Survey of the Metropolis of Great-Britain: Including Sketches of Its Environs, and a Topographical Account of the Most Remarkable Places in the Above County, Volume 2
W. Wilson, 1814 - London (England) - 4033 pages
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Page 451 - We do, therefore, with the greatest humility and submission, most earnestly supplicate your Majesty that you will not dismiss us from your presence, without expressing a more favourable opinion of your faithful citizens, and without some comfort, without some prospect at least of redress.
Page 281 - ... manner which his Virtues deserved : • He received the Thanks of both Houses of the British and Irish Parliaments For his Eminent Services rendered to his Country and to Mankind. Our National Prisons and Hospitals, Improved upon the Suggestions of his Wisdom, Bear Testimony to the solidity of his Judgment And to the Estimation in which he was held In Every Part of the Civilised World, Which he traversed to reduce the sum of Human Misery. From the Throne to the Dungeon his Name was mentioned...
Page 300 - I must affirm, that, since the time of Archimedes, there scarce ever met in one man, in so great a perfection, such a Mechanical Hand, and so Philosophical a Mind.
Page 294 - Bernini's design of the Louvre I would have given my skin for ; but the old reserved Italian gave me but a few minutes' view ; it was five little designs on paper, for which he hath received as many thousand pistoles.
Page 299 - A'unc me jiibtt fortuna expediting philosophari; in which recess, free from worldly affairs, he passed the greatest part of the five last following years of his life, in contemplation and studies, and principally in the consolation of the Holy Scriptures; cheerful in solitude, and as well pleased to die in the shade as in the light.
Page 230 - to prohibit some unexpert people from presenting the history of the Old Testament, to the great prejudice of the said clergy, who have been at great expense in order to represent it at Christmas.
Page 719 - ... and undaunted courage : and, notwithstanding he had at this time neither read books, nor conversed with men capable of giving him much instruction in the military art, all the resources which he employed in the defence of Arcot, were such as are dictated by the best masters in the science of war.
Page 222 - ... a kind of still roar or loud whisper. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and afoot. It is the synod of all pates politic, jointed and laid together in most serious posture, and they are not half so busy at the Parliament.
Page 734 - A storm of universal fire blasted every field, consumed every house, destroyed every temple. The miserable inhabitants, flying from their flaming villages, in part were slaughtered; others, without regard to sex, to age, to the respect of rank or sacredness of function, fathers torn from children, husbands from wives, enveloped in a whirlwind of cavalry, and amidst the goading spears of drivers and the trampling of pursuing horses...
Page 492 - His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed ? Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.