London and Westminster: City and Suburb: Strange Events, Characteristics, and Changes, of Metropolitan Life, Volume 2

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Margravine had a private theatre here, too, and plays, written and acted by
... The Tamer Tamed, The Return of Ellis, The Gauntlet, The Princess

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Page 228 - There is a house full of people, and right nasty. The Czar lies next your library, and dines in the parlour next your study. He dines at ten o'clock and six at night, is very seldom at home a whole day, very often in the king's yard or by water, dressed in several dresses. The king is expected there this day ; the best parlour is pretty clean for him to be entertained in. The king pays for all he has.
Page 31 - An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain such persons as His Majesty shall suspect are conspiring against his person and government.
Page 192 - Also he asked the name of the ship, and when he knew it, he remembered Stacy that said, if he might escape the danger of the Tower he should be safe, and then his heart failed him, for he thought he was deceived.
Page 134 - A clause in his patent said that, "Whereas the women's parts in plays have hitherto been acted by men in the habits of women, at which some have taken offence, we do permit and give leave for the time to come that all women's parts be acted by women on the stage.
Page 280 - Another age shall see the golden ear Imbrown the slope, and nod on the parterre, Deep harvests bury all his pride has plann'd, And laughing Ceres reassume the land.
Page 48 - The punishing of wits enhances their authority," saith the Viscount St. Albans, "and a forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth that flies up in the faces of them who seek to tread it out.
Page 124 - At this visit, attended by the steward of the Hospital and likewise by a female keeper, we first proceeded to visit the women's galleries: one of the side rooms contained about ten patients, each chained by one arm or leg to the wall; the chain allowing them merely to stand up by the bench or form fixed to the wall, or to sit down on it.
Page 250 - Feb. 5, the ice cracked, and floated away with booths, printing-presses, &c. ; the last document printed being a jeu-de-mot " to Madame Tabitha Thaw." Among the memorials is a duodecimo volume, pp. 124, now before is : it is entitled, " Frostiana ; or, a History of the River Thames in a frozen state, 'ci'(A an Account of the late Severe Frost, &c.
Page 39 - ... execution, where you are to be hanged by the neck, but not until you are dead ; for, while you are still living, your bodies are to be taken down, your bowels torn out, and burnt before your faces ; your heads are to be then cut off, and your bodies divided each into four quarters, to be at the king's disposal; and may the Almighty God have mercy on your souls.
Page 100 - I have been this morning at the Tower, and passed under the new heads at Temple Bar," where people make a trade of letting spyingglasses at a halfpenny a look.

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