The history and survey of London and its environs

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Page 191 - thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho' deep, yet clear, tho' gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full: Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose fame in thine, like lesser currents lost.
Page 191 - plants. So that, to us, no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O, could 1 flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho' deep, yet clear, tho' gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full: Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose fame in thine, like lesser currents lost.
Page 191 - his blessings to his banks confin'd, But free and common as the sea or wind ; When he to boast, or to disperse his stores Full of the tributes of his grateful shores Visits the world, and in his flying tow'rs Brings home to us, and makes both Indies ours; Finds wealth where 'tis, bestows it where it wants, Cities in deserts, woods in
Page 409 - them back to day; And, till Eternity, with power sublime, Shall mark the mortal hour of hoary Time, Shakespeare and Garrick like twin-stars shall shine, And earth irradiate with a beam divine. ' This monument, the tribute of a friend, was erected
Page 256 - The Brewers' company, which is the fourteenth among the city companies, was incorporated by King Henry VI. in the year 1438, by the name of " The master, and keepers or wardens, and commonalty of the mystery or art of Brewers of the city of London." King Edward IV. not only confirmed that charter, but granted them a further power to make bye-laws.
Page 409 - rose: then, to expand his fame. Wide o'er this breathing world, a Garrick came. Tho' sunk in death the forms the poet drew, The actor's genius bade them breathe anew. Tho' like the bard himself in night they lay, Immortal Garrick
Page 412 - Andre, who, raised by his merit, at an early period of life, to the rank of AdjutantGeneral of the British forces in America, and employed in an important, but hazardous enterprize, fell a sacrifice to his zeal for his king and country, on the
Page 505 - to prohibit some unexpert people from representing 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 publicly at Christmas.
Page 299 - of September, 1711? under the title of " The. Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain, trading to the South Seas, and other parts of America, and
Page 526 - from a gaming-house for the nobility. Lord Clarendon, in his History of the Rebellion, describes it as " a place called Pickadilly (which was a fair house for entertainment, and gaming, with handsome gravel walks, with shade, and where were an upper and lower bowling-green, whither very many of the nobility and gentry of the best quality, resorted, both for exercise and conversation).

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