London, Volumes 5-6 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Charles Knight
Charles Knight & Company, 1851 - London (England)
1 Review
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

no nixon but god on old london

Contents

Statue of Theseus Back View
40
Universal practice of placing Signboards over
45
Torso of Venus
46
CIVTHE EAST INDIA HOUSE
49
The Character and Objects of Indian Policy ele
51
Origin of the Company of Merchant Adventurers
54
The Carnivora Terrace
57
Length of the Voyage to and from India Seventy
61
ILLUSTRATIONS
63
HISTORICAL RECOLLECTIONS OF GUILDHALL
65
Death of Bellasses
66
Discharge of Anne Askew
68
Jackson
74
CIVIC GOVERNMENT
81
The London Hospitals more eminent as Schools
82
Attempts of Charles I to soften the harshness
87
THE EXCISE OFFICE
97
CVIIITHE COMPANIES OF LONDON
113
The once mighty Fellowships of London Companies of London now in their Decline
114
Duties arising from the Connexion between
120
ILLUSTRATIONS
127
ILLUSTRATIONS
128
COVENT GARDEN
129
The Public Houses of London
132
Powelli Theatre Covent Garden
135
THE ADMIRALTY AND THE TRINITY HOUSE
145
The Lower School at Greenwich
155
THE CHURCHES OF LONDON CXII THE CHURCHES OF LONDON No II
161
Introduction of the Lilactree about the middle
163
Existing Churches in London spared by the Fire 165 The Dutch Church Austin Friars 166 Persons buried in the Dutch Church Austin
167
Tablet to Sir William Bond and his Son
173
Various Means of raising the Funds for rebuild
179
Memorial to Sir T Crisp in the Church of
190
St Mary Woolnoth the first Church built
196
Temple of the Winds at Athens Interior of St Pancras
205
THE HORSE GUARDS
209
The Guards at Waterloo
215
THE OLD LONDON BOOKSELLERS
225
Bakers Shops in London
226
PepyBs ineffectual endeavours to comprehend
229
31
235
EXETER HALL
241
Motion for the Reform of the Criminal Laws
247
Deatn of Sir Samuel Romilly in 1818
248
THE GARDENS OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
257
Jauvis
270
THE THEATRES OF LONDON
273
Actor and Writer The Blackfriars Theatre erected in consequence
276
THE TREASURY J Saunders w
289
Scarcity of Plants known in England until
309
Features of the Gardens of the Sixteenth Century 312 Illustration of a popular superstition in Quiii
313
PRISONS AND PENITENTIARIES
321
202
323
Newgate formerly a positive Institution for
327
Discipline and proceedings of the Coldbath Fields
331
Bill to repeal the Shoplifting Act thrown out
334
336CXXII LONDON NEWSPAPERS
337
Capital Invested in the Daily Papers of Lon
343
The Newsvenders Boy
349
Character of Mercantile Speculation preponder
350
St Bartholomews Hospital newly Incorporated
353
37
359
Failure of the fourth of Barrys Pictures
365
Expenditure of St Bartholomews Hospital
370
Average Number of Daily Admissions into the London Hospitals
376
Platt J Saunders J Saunders i
i
W Weir J Saunders W Weir G L Chaik J C Platt J Saunders n W Weir C Platt
iii
Paoi
xv
First mention of the University of Oxford 2
2
Dislike entertained towards Dean Colet by
8
The Goods exposed in the Drapers Shops
9
The Dame Schools of London
17
ILLUSTRATIONS
18
The Old Sanctuary Westminster the Head
23
SO Excise Office Broad Street
31
CXXVIILTHE OLD JEWRY
33
No Book Shops in London till after the Four
34
Extract from the Records of the Tower relating
36
Atrocities committed in the Highlands by
72
Tablet at Allhallows Church commemorating
79
Barrys PicturesGrecian Harvest Home
80
THE COLLEGE OF ARMS
81
Salaries of the Members of the Heralds College 85
85
Barrys PicturesElysium or the State of Final Retribution
86
Old Shop corner of Fleet Street and Chancery Lane in 1799
91
92
92
Merchant Tailors School Cannon Street
93
HOUSES OF THE OLD NOBILITY
97
House of the Dowager Duchess of York in
99
Music more universally appreciated and enjoyed
100
Execution of Protector Somerset in 15523 106
106
111
112
CXXXIILBUCKINGHAM AND OLD WESTMINSTER
113
Paintings in the Kings Apartments at Munich
120
CXLVIII
129
Rise of Concerts in the reign of Charles II Music amongst the Lower Classes in the Seven
131
Houses of Parliament Sublime architectural views of William Rufus Proposed minor Decorations of the New Houses of Parliament
136
Westminster Hall newly fronted and largely
143
Wells
147
Drawing in the possession of the Fishmongers
153
THE BRITISH MUSEUM Sir Hans Sloane the Founder of the British
161
Collection of Shells in the Museum 167
167
171
171
I
177
178
178
181
185
Holi oway
200
17
204
Accession of Members to the Stationers Com
211
Despotic Power exercised by the Crown over
217
BILLS OF MORTALITY
225
97
228
Gradual Increase of the Plague in London from
230
33
236
268
237
Paynter
238
THE NATIONAL GALLERY AND
241
215
243
Characters of the three Carracci 190
250
Thompson
254
THE METROPOLITAN BOROUGHS
257
Wbaqo
259
Extent of London in 1720
263
269
269
Murdon
270
Burrows
274
Exhibition of Reynoldss Works in 1813
276
280
283
284CXLIV THE STOCK EXCHANGE
289
Prejudice against Speculators created by
292
Risk incurred by Members of the Stock Exchange 298
298
RAILWAY TERMINI
305
309The Electric Telegraph 312
312
31
319
MILITARY LONDON
321
Robberies committed by Jack Cade 326 Determination of the Citizens to oppose Jack Cades Entrance into London
328
89
334
49
337
90
341
125
342
126
349
33
351
S St Georges Hospital
353
Stables at Tattersalls 369
359
Death of Richard Tattersall in 1795
360
362
362
80
367
373
373
Attempts of the Society of Antiquaries to obtain
379
Shepherd
383
The Law Quarter of London
385
Dukes
388
394
394
101
400
1C1 177 193 209 220 241 257 273 289 CXX THE HORTICULTURAL AND ROYAL BOTANIC SOCIETIES CXXI PRISONS AND PENITENTIA...
401

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 138 - Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver: there would this monster make a man; any strange beast there makes a man: when they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
Page 50 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Page 241 - Thames' waters flow. Oh what a multitude they seem'd, these flowers of London town! Seated in companies they sit with radiance all their own. The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs, Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands.
Page 84 - A lucid mirror, in which Nature sees All her reflected features. Bacon there Gives more than female beauty to a stone, And Chatham's eloquence to marble lips.
Page 273 - Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace : but there is, sir, an aiery of children, little eyases, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapped for't: these are now the fashion ; and so berattle the common stages (so they call them), that many, wearing rapiers, are afraid of goose-quills, and dare scarce come thither.
Page 49 - ... the black faces, the long beards, the yellow streaks of sect, the turbans and the flowing robes, the spears and the silver maces, the elephants with their canopies of state, the gorgeous palanquin of the prince, and the close litter of the noble lady, all these things were to him as the objects amidst which his own life had been passed, as the objects which lay on the road between Beaconsfield and St.
Page 360 - On every side encountered ; in despite Of the gross fictions, chanted in the streets By wandering Rhapsodists ; and in contempt Of doubt and bold denials hourly urged Amid the wrangling schools a SPIRIT hung, Beautiful Region ! o'er thy towns and farms...
Page 274 - On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great an object : can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France ? or may we cram Within this wooden O the very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt...
Page 51 - Voyage set forth by the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies.
Page 323 - Come, my boys, my brave boys, let us pray heartily and fight heartily. I will run the same fortunes and hazards with you. Remember, the cause is for God, and for the defence of yourselves, your wives, and children. Come, my honest brave boys, pray heartily and fight heartily, and God will bless us.

Bibliographic information