Yseldon: A Perambulation of Islington

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Page 183 - Finsbury and of the Tower Hamlets. Islington was almost a solitude ; and poets loved to contrast its silence and repose with the din and turmoil of the monster London.
Page 149 - light, and walked over the fields to Kingsland, and back again; a walk, I think, I have not taken these twenty years; but puts me in mind of my boy's time, when I boarded at Kingsland, and used to shoot with my bow and arrows in these fields. A very pretty place it is; and little did any of my friends think I should come to walk in these fields in this condition and state that I am.
Page 183 - Whilst this hard truth I teach, methinks, I see The monster London laugh at me ; I should at thee too, foolish city ! If it were fit to laugh at misery; But thy estate I pity.
Page 49 - Christianity spread itself began to build churches upon their own demesnes or wastes to accommodate their tenants in one or two adjoining lordships, and in order to have divine service regularly performed therein obliged all their tenants to appropriate their tithes to the maintenance of the one officiating minister instead of leaving them at liberty to distribute them among the clergy of the diocese iu general, and this tract of land the tithes whereof were so appropriated formed a distinct parish,...
Page 149 - With hats pin'd up, and bow in hand, All day most fiercely there they stand, Like ghosts of ADAM BELL and Clymme, Sol sets, for fear they'll shoot at him.
Page 157 - I do, to be a consort for every humdrum: hang them, scroyles! there's nothing in them i' the world. What do you talk on it ? Because I dwell at Hogsden, I shall keep company with none but the archers of Finsbury, or the citizens that come a ducking to Islington ponds ! A fine jest, i' faith ! 'Slid, a gentleman mun shew himself like a gentleman.
Page 159 - Thence walked through the ducking-pond fields ; but they are so altered since my father used to carry us to Islington, to the old man's, at the King's Head,3 to eat cakes and ale...
Page 34 - Hermit (dwelling in the hermitage where now the School is) on his own cost, caused gravel to be digged in the top of Highgate Hill, where now is a fair pond of water ; and therewith made a causeway from Highgate to Islington : a two-handed charity, providing water on the hill, where it wae wanting, and cleanness in the vale, which before, especially in winter, was passed with much molestation.
Page 28 - ... backs. They likewise conveyed their money in the same way. In an objection raised in the reign of Elizabeth to a clause in the Hue and Cry Bill, then passing through Parliament, it was urged regarding some travellers who had been robbed in open day within the hundred of Beyntesh, co.
Page 91 - October, 1649, by virtue of a Commission to us granted grounded upon an Act of the Commons of England assembled in Parliament for the Abolishing of Deans...

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