Mogg's new picture of London; or, Strangers' guide to the British metropolis (Google eBook)

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Page 88 - For ever tomb'd beneath the stone, Where taming thought to human pride ! The mighty chiefs sleep side by side. Drop upon Fox's grave the tear, 'Twill trickle to his rival's bier ; O'er PiTT'S the mournful requiem sound, And Fox's shall the notes rebound.
Page 113 - Drayton's name, whose sacred dust We recommend unto thy trust : Protect his mem'ry, and preserve his story ; Remain a lasting monument of his glory ; And when thy ruins shall disclaim To be the treasurer of his name, His name, that cannot fade, shall be An everlasting monument to thee.
Page 110 - Unblam'd through life, lamented in thy end, These are thy honours ! not that here thy bust Is mix'd with heroes, or with kings thy dust ; But that the worthy and the good shall say, Striking their pensive bosoms Here lies GAY...
Page 8 - Charta, it was therein expressly stipulated that the city of London should have all its ancient privileges and customs as well by land as by water.
Page 9 - Cade entered London in triumph, and for some time bore down all opposition, and beheaded the lord treasurer, lord Save, and several other persons of consequence. The insurgents at length losing ground, a general pardon was proclaimed ; and Cade, finding himself deserted by his followers, fled : but a reward being offered for his apprehension, he was discovered, and refusing to surrender, was slain by Alexander Iden, sheriff of Kent, 1451.
Page 20 - In the summary account of this great devastation given in one of the inscriptions on the monument, and which was drawn up from the reports of the surveyors appointed after the fire, it is stated, that " the ruins of the city were 436 acres ; viz.
Page 82 - The monument," says Flaxman,* "of Aylmer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, in Westminster Abbey, is a specimen of the magnificence of such works in the age we are speaking of; the loftiness of the work, the number of arches and pinnacles, the lightness of the spires, the richness and profusion of foliage and crockets, the solemn repose of the principal statue representing the deceased in his last prayer for mercy...
Page 23 - Limehonse, except four, were broken from their moorings, and thrown on shore ; upwards of four hundred wherries were entirely lost ; more than sixty barges were driven foul of London Bridge, and as many more were either sunk or staved between the Bridge and Hammersmith: these events were attended with the loss of many lives. The destruction at sea far exceeded that on...
Page 165 - Institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments the applications of science to the common purposes of life.
Page 116 - Henry II Richard I John Henry III Edward I Edward II Edward III Richard II Henry IV Henry V Henry VI Edward IV Edward V Richard III Henry VII Henry VIII Edward VI Mary Elizabeth James I Charles I The Commonwealth...

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