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" The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzz mixed of walking tongues and feet: it is a kind of still roar or loud whisper. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and a-foot. "
The Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations, Topographical ... - Page 214
by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley - 1814 - 803 pages
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Diary of Thomas Burton, Esq., Member in the Parliaments of Oliver ..., Volume 3

Thomas Burton - Great Britain - 1828
...Britain. It is more than this, the whole world's map, which you may here discern in its perfectest motion, justling and turning. It is a heap of stones...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noise iu it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buz, mixed of tongues and feet. It is a kind...
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Tales of an Antiquary: Chiefly Illustrative of the Manners ..., Volume 2

Richard Thomson - English essays - 1828
...Britain. It is more than this, the whole world's map, which you may here discern in it's perfectest motion justling and turning. It is a heap of stones...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange kind of humming, or buz, mixed of walking, tongues, and...
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The Monthly Review

1829
...World's map, which you may here discerne in its perfectest motion, iustling and turning. It is a heape of stones and men, with a vast confusion of languages,...noyse in it is like that of Bees, a strange humming orbuzze, mixt of walking, tongues, and feet; it is a kind of still roare, or loud whisper. It is the...
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The ancient remains, antiquities, and recent improvements of the ..., Volume 1

Henry Thomas (antiquarian.) - 1830
...you may here discern, with its perfectest motion, jostling and turning. It is a heap of stones and of men, with a vast confusion of languages, and were...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, astrange humming buz, mixed of walking, tongues, and feet. It is...
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London, Volume 1

Charles Knight - Electronic books - 1841
...Britain. It is more than this — the whole world's map, which you may here discern in its perfectest motion, justling and turning. It is a heap of stones...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees — a strange humming or buzz, mixed of walking, tongues and feet....
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Old Saint Paul's: A Tale of the Plague and the Fire, Volume 1

William Harrison Ainsworth - Families - 1841 - 444 pages
...this, — it is the whole world's map, which you may here discern in its perfectest motion, jostling and turning. It is a heap of stones and men, with...languages, and were the steeple not sanctified, nothing could be liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming, or buzzing, mixed of...
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Ainsworth's Magazine, Volume 10

William Harrison Ainsworth - Popular literature - 1846
...this, — it is the whole world's map, which you may here discern in its perfectcst motion, jostling and turning. It is a heap of stones and men, with...languages, and were the steeple not sanctified, nothing could be liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming, or buzzing, mixed of...
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An Antiquarian Ramble in the Streets of London: With Anecdotes of ..., Volume 2

John Thomas Smith - Literary landmarks - 1846
...page 117: " Paul's Walk is the land's epitome, or you may call it the lesser Isle of Great Britain. It is a heap of stones and men, with a vast confusion...of languages, and were the steeple not sanctified, very like Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, — a strange humming or buzz, mixt of walking,...
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1847
...general features of Paul's walk, of which the following passage will convey a notion of the style : — ' drops of thy lovers, and they weep for thy death : therefore, rouse noise in it is like that of bees — a strange humming or buzz, mixt of walking, tongues, and feet....
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The Streets of London: With Anecdotes of Their More Celebrated Residents

John Thomas Smith - London (England) - 1849 - 444 pages
...preserving. " Paul's Walk is the land's epitome, or you may call it the lesser Isle of Great Britain. It is a heap of stones and men, with a vast confusion...of languages, and were the steeple not sanctified, very like Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, — a strange humming or buzz, mixt of walking,...
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