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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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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 129

English literature - 1869
...GreatBritain. 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 hum, mixed of walking tongues and feet; it is a kind of...
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A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions ..., Volume 2

Robert Nares - English language - 1872
...world's map, which you may here discern in its perfect'st motion, jnsiling and turning. It is a hcape of stones and men, with a vast confusion of languages;...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noy se m it is like that of bees, a strange humming or bu/.ze, mixt of walking, toiiifues and feet....
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A History of the Three Cathedrals Dedicated to St. Paul in London: With ...

William Longman - Cathedrals - 1873 - 226 pages
...this — the whole walk world's map, which you may here discern in its perfectest motion, jostling and turning. It is a heap of stones and men, with...the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. The noise in if is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzz mixed, of walking, tongues, and feet ;...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 88

1873
...about enquiry after news." Again, according to Bishop Earle's Microcosmography, published in 1628, ' 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 mixed, of walking, tongues, and feet ;...
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A History of the Three Cathedrals Dedicated to St. Paul in London: With ...

William Longman - Cathedrals - 1873 - 226 pages
...than this — 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 likcr Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzz mixed, of walking, tongues,...
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Handbook to the cathedral of st. Paul, by G.P. Bevan and J. Stainer

George Phillips Bevan - 1882 - 80 pages
...more than this, the whole world's map, which you may here discern in its perfected motion, jostling and turning. It is a heap of stones and men, with...were the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and afoot....
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A royal amour, Volume 1

Richard Patrick B. Davey - 1882
...than 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 a...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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The Lamp [ed. by T.E. Bradley]., Volumes 24-25

Thomas Earnshaw Bradley - 1883
...epitome. . . . 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 were liker Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange humming or buzzing, mixed of walking,...
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CHARACTER WRITINGS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

1891
...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 : it...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 274

English periodicals - 1893
...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...languages ; and were the steeple not sanctified nothing like Babel. The noise in it is like that of bees, a strange hum, mixed of walking tongues and feet...
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