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" This day, much against my will, I did in Drury Lane see two or three houses marked with a red cross upon the doors, and "Lord have mercy upon us!" writ there; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw. "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 361
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Sir Christopher Wren, His Family and His Times: With Original ..., Issue 368

Lucy Phillimore - Great Britain - 1881 - 362 pages
...marked with a red cross upon the doors and " Lord have mercy upon us ! " writ there ; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw. ' August ittk. — To the Exchange, where I have 1 Diary, vol. ii. p. 273, ct seg., ed. 1828. not been...
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A Journal of the Plague Year: Or, Memorials of the Great Pestilence in ...

Daniel Defoe - Fires - 1882 - 419 pages
...marked with a Red Cross upon the doors, and ' Lord have Mercy upon us' writ there; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that to my remembrance I ever saw." Again, on the 16th of July, Pepys wrote thus:—" Lord's day—It was most extraordinary hot as ever...
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Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.,from His ..., Volume 5

Samuel Pepys - Great Britain - 1884
...marked with a red cross upon the doors, and " Lord have mercy upon us " writ there ; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw. It put me into an ill conception of myself and my smell, so that I was forced to buy some roll-tobacco to smell...
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Macaulay, T.B. History; and essay.-[Yonge, C.M.] History of Greece.-[Gibbon ...

Joseph H. Beale - World history - 1884
...marked with a red cross upon the doors, and ' Lord have mercy upon us ' writ there ; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that to my remembrance I ever saw." The red cross upon the doors was too familiar to the elder population of London. In 1636, of twenty-three...
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The Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art ..., Volume 1

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1885
...marked with a red cross upon the doors, and ' Lord have mercy upon us ! ' writ there ; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw. It put me into an ill conception of myself and my smell, so that I •was forced to buy some roll-tobacco to...
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The Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art ..., Volume 1

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1885
...a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that, to my remembrance, I ever saw. It put me into an ill conception of myself and my smell, so that I was forced to buy some roll-tobacco to smell to and chew, which took away the apprehension." The patriotism which elevated...
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The History, Topography, and Antiquities of Highgate, in the County of ...

John H. Lloyd (of Highgate.) - Highgate (London, England) - 1888 - 519 pages
...marked with a red cross upon the doors, and ' Lord, have mercy upon us ' writ there ; which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that to my remembrance I- ever saw."3 "The pestilence spread rapidly. The great heat of the air, the impure water, the gutters black...
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An Old Shropshire Oak, Volume 3

John Wood Warter - Great Britain - 1889
...markt with a red cross upon the doors, and " Lord, have mercy upon us ! " writ there, which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that to my remembrance I ever saw.' Up to this time it was out of the city, but on June I0 he hears that the plague has come into the city....
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Diary of Samuel Pepys, Esqr. F.R.S.

Samuel Pepys - Great Britain - 1889
...marked with a red cross upon the doors, and " Lord have mercy upon us," writ there : which was a sad sight to me, being the first of the kind that to my remembrance I ever saw. 8th. I to my Lord Treasurer's by appointment of Sir Thomas Ingram's, to meet the Goldsmiths ; where...
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A Book about London: Its Memorable Places, Its Men and Women, and Its ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - London (England) - 1890 - 350 pages
...a red cross upon the doors, and ' Lord, have mercy upon us ' writ there ; which was a sad sight for me, being the first of the kind that to my remembrance I ever saw." Not that the red cross was an unfamiliar sign to the people of London. The insanitary conditions of...
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