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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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London in Modern Times, or, Sketches of the great metropolis during the last ...

London - London (England) - 1851 - 192 pages
...Great Britain. It is more than this ; the 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 buz mixed of walking, tongues, and feet. It...
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The comedies, histories, tragedies and poems of William Shakspere ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1851
...general features of Paul's Walk, of the style of which the following passage will convey a notion : — " It is a heap of stones and men, with a vast confusion...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzz, mixt of walking, tongues, and feet. It...
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1851
...general features of Paul's Walk, of the style of which the following passage will couvey a notion : — " It is a heap of stones and men, with a vast confusion...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzz, mixt of walking, tongues, and feet. It...
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A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions ..., Volume 2

Robert Nares - English language - 1859
...world's map, whicli you may here discern in its perfcci'st motion, jusuiiig and turning. It is a heape of stones and men, with a vast confusion of languages; and were the steeple not sanctified, nothing hker Babel. The noyse in it is like thai of bees, a strange humming or hum-, mixt of walking, tongue«...
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The Streets of London: Anecdotes of Their More Celebrated Residents, by John ...

John Thomas Smith - Literary landmarks - 1861 - 443 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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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...general features of Paul's walk, of which the following passage will convey a notion of thestyle: — " It is a heap of stones and men, with a vast confusion...and, were the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker B;ibel. The noise in it is like that of becs, a strange humming or bnzi. mixt of walking, tongues,...
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Histories

William Shakespeare - 1867
...general features of Paul's walk, of which the following passage will convey a notion of the style : — " It is a heap of stones and men, with a vast confusion...and, were the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker B.ibcl. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzz, mixt of walking, tongues,...
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A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to ...

Robert Nares - English language - 1867 - 981 pages
...here discern in its pcrfcct'st motion, justling and turning. It is a heape of stones and men, ч-ith a vast confusion of languages; and were the steeple not sanctified nothing likcr Babel. The noyse in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzze, niiit of walking, tongues...
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Annals of S. Paul's Cathedral

Henry Hart Milman - 1868 - 533 pages
...Britain. It is more than this. The whole ' world's map, which you may here discern in its per' fectest 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 hum, mixed of ' walking tongues and feet ; it is a kind...
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Annals of S. Paul's Cathedral

Henry Hart Milman - St. Paul's Cathedral (London, England) - 1869 - 540 pages
...Britain. It is more than this. The whole ' world's map, which you may here discern in its per' fectest 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 hum, mixed of ' walking tongues and feet ; it is a kind...
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