Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of Interest in the Metropolis, with Nearly Sixty Years' Personal Recollections (Google eBook)

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Virtue, 1867 - London (England) - 871 pages
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Page 71 - the fields, and to the sky, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples, lie All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. Never did sun more beautifully steep Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep
Page 124 - I very often walk by myself in Westminster Abbey, where the gloominess of the place, and the use to which it is applied, with the solemnity of the building, and the condition of the people who lie in it, are apt to nil the mind with a kind of melancholy, or rather thonghtfulness, that is not disagreeable.
Page 312 - D. of Glou. My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there ; I do beseech you send for some of them. .B. of Ely. Marry, and will, my lord, with all my heart.
Page 329 - all the skie was of a fiery aspect, like the top of a burning oven, the light seen above forty miles round about. Above 10,000 houses all in one flame ; the noise and cracking and thunder of the impetuous flames, y*
Page 71 - The river glidcth at its own sweet will : Dear God ! the very houses seem asleep, And all that mighty heart is lying still 1
Page 269 - I encourage this house,' said he, ' for the mistress of it is a good civil woman, and has not much business.' " Another entry is— " We concluded the day at the Turk's Head Coffee-house very socially." And, August 3, 1673—" We had our last social meeting at the Turk's Head
Page 265 - Theatre, in 1809. It is said that as he sat at the Piazza, during the fire, taking some refreshment, a friend of his having remarked on the philosophical calmness with which he bore his misfortune, Sheridan replied : " A man may surely be allowed to take a glass of wine by his own fireside.
Page 469 - In the reign of Queen Anne it had acquired the distinction of the Court quarter. "The inhabitants of St. James's, notwithstanding they live under the same laws and speak the same language, are a distinct people from those of Cheapside ; who are likewise removed from those of the Temple on the one side, and those of
Page 544 - It was very easy to observe by their sailing, and the countenances of the ruddy virgins who were supercargoes, the part of the town to which they were bound. There was an air in the purveyors for Covent Garden, who frequently converse with morning rakes, very unlike the seeming sobriety of those bound for Stocks Market.
Page 262 - best tea, and making drink thereof, very many noblemen, physicians, merchants, and gentlemen of quality, have ever since sent to him for the said leaf, and daily resort to his house in Exchange-alley, aforesaid, to drink the drink thereof: and to the end that all persons of eminence and quality, gentlemen, and

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