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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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Alliterative Revivals

Christine Chism - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 327 pages
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Hearing History: A Reader

Mark Michael Smith - History - 2004 - 413 pages
...all the walking and talking is delineated in John Earle's character of "Paules Walke": It is a heape of stones and men, with a vast confusion of Languages, and were the Steeple not sanctifyed nothing liker Babel. The noyse in it is like that of Bees, a strange humming or buzze, mixt...
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Micro-Cosmographie - Or a Piece of the World Discovered in Essays & Characters

John Earle - Fiction - 2006 - 196 pages
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Theater of a City: The Places of London Comedy, 1598-1642

Jean Elizabeth Howard, Jean E Howard, PH D - Drama - 2007 - 276 pages
...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...were the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel" (pp. 103-04). 22. For a general discussion of the city as a place for fashionable self-display and...
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Life in Shakespeare's England

History - 2006 - 312 pages
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Old St. Paul's

W. H. Ainsworth - Fiction - 2006 - 580 pages
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Rogues and Early Modern English Culture

Craig Dionne, Steve Mentz - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 424 pages
...the conceptual and actual sociogeographical hybridity that was London, as described by John Earle: "a heap of stones and men, with a vast confusion of...were the steeple not sanctified, nothing liker Babel" (Salgado, Elizabethan Underworld^). If cant lexicons are inefficacious in objectively demarcating dialects,...
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Character Writings of the 17th Century

Henry Morley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 416 pages
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Milton's England

Lucia Ames Mead - History - 2008 - 376 pages
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