London: Being a Complete Guide to the British Capital: Containing a Full and Accurate Account of Its Buildings, Commerce, Curiosities ... Including a Sketch of the Surrounding Country, with Full Directions to Strangers on Their First Arrival

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Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1814 - 484 Seiten
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Seite 375 - THE TRINITY HOUSE' shall mean the master wardens and assistants of the guild, fraternity, or brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity and of St. Clement in the parish of Deptford Strond in the county of Kent...
Seite 240 - Bull, for a guinea to be spent ; five let goes out of hand ; which goes fairest and furthest in, wins all. Likewise a green Bull to be baited, which was never baited before ; and a Bull to be turned loose with fireworks all over him ; also a mad Ass to be baited.
Seite 210 - Britain was a plentiful and perpetual emporium of learned authors; and men went thither as to a market. This drew to the place a mighty trade; the rather because the shops were spacious, and the learned gladly resorted to them where they seldom failed to meet with agreeable conversation. And the booksellers themselves were knowing and conversible men, with whom, for the sake of bookish knowledge, the greatest wits were pleased to converse.
Seite 389 - ... city, was begun and carried on by the treachery and malice of the Popish faction, in order to the carrying on their horrid plot for extirpating the Protestant religion and old English liberty, and introducing Popery and slavery.
Seite 190 - ... at the West door, where the keeper that brought it blowed the death of the buck, and then the horns that were about the city answered him in like manner...
Seite 160 - Marriages performed within,' written 'beneath. A dirty fellow invited you in. The parson was seen walking before his shop: a squalid profligate figure, clad in a tattered plaid night-gown, with a fiery face, and ready to couple you for a dram of gin, or roll of tobacco. Our great chancellor, lord Hardwick, put these demons to flight, and saved thousands from the misery and disgrace which would be entailed by these extemporary thoughtless unions.
Seite 2 - London (a); a place not dignified with the name of a colony, but the chief residence of merchants, and the great mart of trade and commerce.
Seite 186 - This was again demolished by the pagan Saxons ; and restored in 603, by Sebert, a petty prince, ruling in these parts, under lithelbert, king of Kent, the first Christian monarch of the Saxon race ; who, at the instance of St.
Seite 384 - DRAW- draw-bridge, useful either by way of defence, or for the admission of ships into the upper part of the river. This was protected by a strong tower.
Seite 176 - Learning, in a wretched dirty room in which there was but one chair ; and when he, from civility, offered it to his visitant, himself was obliged to sit in. the window.

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