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" When the great fen, or moor, which watereth the walls of the city on the north side, is frozen, many young men play upon the ice ; some, striding as wide as they may, do slide swiftly ; others make themselves seats of ice, as great as... "
London: or, Interesting memorials of its rise, progress, & present state - Page 51
by Sholto Percy, Reuben Percy - 1824
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

Social Science - 1809
...water*th the walls of the city on tlic north side is frozen, iniiny young men play upon the ire, •uioe striding as wide as they may, do slide swiftly; others make themselves stats ou the ice, as great as uiilstones. One sits do-,vo, many (bind in baud) do draw him, and one...
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Memoirs of the rival houses of York and Lancaster, historical and ...

Emma Roberts - Great Britain - 1827
...els bills or beares are baited. When the greate fenne or moore which watereth the wals of the citie on the north side is frozen, many young men play upon...as mill-stones, one sits down, many, hand in hand, doe draw him, and one slipping on a sudden, all fall together. Some tye bones to their feet, and under...
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Knowledge for the People ...

John Timbs - 1832
...reign of Henry II, tells us, that " when the great pane or moor (which watereth the walls of the citie on the north side) is frozen, many young men play upon the ice ; some stryding as wide as they may, doe slide swiftly ; some tie bones to their Jeetn, and und-tr their heeles,...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular ...

William Hone - 1837
...Its historian relates that, " when the great fenne or moore (which watereth the walles of the citie on the north side) is frozen, many young men play upon the yce." Happily, and probably for want of a term to call it by, he desciibes so much of this pastime...
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London and its celebrities, a second series of literary and historical ...

John Heneage Jesse - 1850
...of water on which the citizens of London performed their pastimes, is spoken of by Fitzstephen as " the Great Fen or Moor which watereth the walls of the city on the north side." It was in Finsbury Fields, on his return to London after his exploits in Scotland, that the great Protector,...
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The art of skating, by Cyclos

George Anderson (of Glasgow.) - 1852
...Stephen, who " relates that ' When the great fenne or moore (which water' eth the walles of the citie on the north side) is ' frozen, many young men play upon the yce.' Again : ' Some, stryding as wide as they may, doe slide ' swiftlie ; asome tye bones to their...
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Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of ...

John Timbs - London (England) - 1855 - 800 pages
...reign of George I. the charge was Id. MOORFIELDS Is first mentioned by Fitzstephen (temp. Henry II.) as "the great fen or moor which watereth the walls of the City on the north side," and stretched "from the wall betwixt Bishopsgate and Cripplesgate to Fensbury and to Holy well" (¿'low)....
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The Massachusetts Teacher, Volume 13

Education - 1860
...the twelfth century, says (about a frozen pond in Moorfields): " Many young men play upon it—some, striding as wide as they may, do slide swiftly; others make themselves seats of ice as great as a mill-stone j one sits down j many, hand in hand, do draw him; and one slipping on a sudden, all fall...
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A glossary: or, Collection of words, phrases, names, and allusions ..., Volume 2

Robert Nares - English language - 1859
...Stephanides, or Fitz Stephen : When the great fcnne or moore (which watereth the walles of the citie on the north side) is frozen, many young men play upon the усе : — some stryding as wide as they may, doe slide swiftly, some tyc lionet to their feete,...
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Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of ..., Volume 5, Parts 1862-1864

New York (N.Y.). Board of Commissioners of the Central Park - Central Park (New York, N.Y.) - 1862
...by the historian of London : " When the great fenn or moore (which watereth the walls of the citie on the north side) is frozen, many young men play upon the yce, some stryding as wide as they may, do slide swiftly, Bome tyc bones to their feete and under their...
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