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" What I left open fields, producing hay and corn, I now find covered with streets and squares, and palaces and churches. I am credibly informed, that, in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses have been built in one quarter of Westminster,... "
The expedition of Humphry Clinker. By the author of Roderick Random - Page 119
by Tobias George Smollett - 1820
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The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century: In Illustration of the ...

William Forsyth - England - 1871 - 339 pages
...as it exists now. We are told in 'Humphry Clinker,' that "Pimlico and Knightsbridge are now almosl joined to Chelsea and Kensington, and if this infatuation...whole county of Middlesex will be covered with brick." * In Mrs. Heywood's novel of ' Miss Betsy Thoughtless,' a gentleman mentions in a letter that he wants...
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Longman's Magazine, Volume 22

1893
...now find covered with streets and squares, and palaces and churches. I am credibly informed, that in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses...unwieldy metropolis. Pimlico and Knightsbridge are almost joined to Chelsea and Kensington ; and if this infatuation continues for half a century, I suppose...
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Eighteenth Century Vignettes, Volume 2

Austin Dobson - England - 1894
...find covered with streets, and squares, and palaces, and churches. I am credibly informed, that in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses...unwieldy metropolis. Pimlico and Knightsbridge are almost joined to Chelsea and Kensington ; and if this infatuation continues for half a century, I suppose...
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Eighteenth Century Vignettes: Second Series

Austin Dobson - English literature - 1894 - 300 pages
...exclusive of what is daily added to other parts of this unwieldy metropolis. Pimlico and Knightsbridge are almost joined to Chelsea and Kensington; and if this...whole county of Middlesex will be covered with brick.' He is pleased, however, with the new streets (they were then building Portman Square), and he is almost...
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Miscellanies (second Series)

Austin Dobson - England - 1901 - 277 pages
...Bramble making the same complaint in Humphry Clinker. " Pimlico and Knightsbridge," he says, " are almost joined to Chelsea and Kensington ; and if this...suppose the whole county of Middlesex will be covered by brick." What would they say now, these good people, to the London of to-day 1 Large or small, however,...
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The Works of Tobias Smollett ...

Tobias George Smollett - 1902
...now find covered with streets and squares, and palaces and churches. I am credibly informed, that, in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses...unwieldy metropolis. Pimlico, and Knightsbridge are almost joined to Chelsea and Kensington ; and, if this infatuation continues for half a century, I...
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Humphrey Clinker

Tobias Smollett - 1902
...now find covered with streets and squares, and palaces and churches. I am credibly informed, that, in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses...unwieldy metropolis. Pimlico and Knightsbridge are almost joined to Chelsea and Kensington ; and, if this infatuation continues for half a century, I...
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Side-walk Studies

Austin Dobson - English essays - 1902 - 294 pages
...Bramble making much the same complaint in ' Humphry Clinker.' ' Pimlico and Knightsbridge,' he says, 'are almost joined to Chelsea and Kensington ; and if this...suppose the whole county of Middlesex will be covered by brick.' What would they say now, these good people, to the London of to-day ! Large or small, however,...
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Travellers Joy

William George Waters - English literature - 1906 - 319 pages
...now find covered with streets and squares, and palaces and churches. I am credibly informed, that, in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses...to Chelsea and Kensington ; and if this infatuation lasts for half a century, I suppose the whole county of Middlesex will be covered with brick. It must...
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Two Worlds: First Meetings Between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772

Anne Salmond - History - 1992 - 478 pages
...now find covered with streets and squares, and palaces, and churches, l am credibly informed, that in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses...added to other parts of this unwieldy metropolis. 15 The physical fabric of London faithfully reflected the English social hierarchy, with its elegant...
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