The stranger's London guide (Google eBook)

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Page 5 - ... the eastern front, there is no other prospect in any part of London so magnificent. In the foreground lies St. James's Park, with the lake and island ; on the left is the massive palace-house of the Duke of Sutherland ; and next is the mansion of Lord Spencer, one of the best designs of Inigo Jones, with the other fine buildings which face the Green Park. On the right is Westminster Abbey ; and in perspective the HorseGuards, the Treasury, and the Admiralty ; and beyond them are the dome of St....
Page 68 - Puget. Bainbridges, and Co., 12, St. Paul's Churchyard Ransom and Co., I, Pall Mall East Robarts, Curtis...
Page 45 - ... In the same year, Garrick attended a masquerade at the Pantheon, as king of the gipsies, a character which, according to local report, he rendered inimitable, by his spirit and humour. Masquerades, carnivals, and fancy-dress balls, are given, upon special occasions, at Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres, when the whole theatre is formed into a saloon, by flooring over the pit level with the stage, which has a most imposing effect. The admission is from one to two guineas. There are annually,...
Page 15 - ... so rest till March. GENERAL POST OFFICE. Letters to go the same day must be put in before seven o'clock; but those put in before half past seven will go that evening, paying 6'<i.
Page 6 - ... by the removal of the Ranger's Lodge and shrubberies from the verge of the Green Park, on the north side of Piccadilly. The south side of the palace looks towards Pimlico. The garden, or •west front, looks over an extent of sixty-three acres, laid out in the very best style of landscape gardening. The approach to the palace is by the main mall of St. James's Park : and had the communication been made direct to Charing Cross, as contemplated, the road would be by a noble straight avenue to the...
Page 46 - The animals too, are seen to a much greater advantage, than when shut up in a menagerie, and enjoy the luxury of fresh air, instead of unwholesome respiration in a room or caravan.
Page 8 - Corinthian towers, and a terrace, extending the whole length of this front, between two conservatories in the form of Ionic pavilions, adds greatly to the general effect.
Page 9 - The whole of this gorgeous pile will, when finished, be about sixty feet high. The gates are to be of mosaic gold, and the palisade which is to connect it with the wings of the Palace are to be spears of the richest workmanship that has yet been executed for such a purpose in that superb metal.
Page 61 - If a coach, when hired, be kept waiting, so that the time amounts to more than the distance, the coachman may reckon the amount of his fare by time.
Page 50 - The wall of the building represents a panoramic view of London, as seen from the several galleries of St.

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