Babylon the Great: a dissection and demonstration of men and things in the British capital, by the author of 'The modern Athens'.

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Charles Knight, Pall-Mall East, 1825 - London (England)
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Page 307 - The manner how he sally'd forth, His arms and equipage are shown, His horse's virtues and his own : Th' adventure of the Bear and Fiddle Is sung, but breaks off in the middle...
Page 112 - As Berecynthia, while her offspring vie In homage to the mother of the sky, Surveys around her, in the...
Page 8 - Where London's column, pointing to the skies Like a tall bully, lifts its head and lies.
Page 2 - Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
Page 3 - Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
Page 284 - After this bustle of preparation, and amid the silence which follows it, Henry Brougham takes a slow and hesitating step toward the table, where he stands crouched together, his shoulders pulled up, his head bent forward, and his upper lip and nostril agitated by a tremulous motion, as though he were afraid to utter even a single sentence.
Page 83 - Their foes at training overcome, And not enlarging territory, (As some, mistaken, write in story) Being mounted in their best array, Upon a car, and who but they ; And follow'd with a world of tall lads, That merry ditties troll'd, and ballads, Did ride with many a Good-morrow, Crying, ' Hey for our town,
Page 290 - ... haughty and hard, he has been successful ; but he is now about to set his last and superhuman shaft upon the string — he is to become dreadful in his invective. . Woe be to the man upon whom that eye — erewhile so calm and so blue — glares from the mysterious concealment of those puckered brows ! Woe be to the wight to whom those half-whispered words are a presage of what is on the wing ! You are a stranger, and of course you know not what is to happen : you merely see a man, who has convinced...
Page 291 - ... danger, yet deprived of even the means of self-protection, and courting destruction with the most piteous and frantic imbecility — you would perceive a slender antagonist clutching the back of the bench with quivering talons, lest the coming tempest should sweep him away — or you would see the portly and appropriate figure of the representative of the quorum of some fat county, delving both his fists into the cushion, fully resolved, that if a man of his weight' should be blown out of the...
Page 290 - VOL. i. u no symptom of weakness, and that falling of the voice is no prelude either to fear or to humility : it is the bending of the wrestler, in order that he may twine his antagonist more irresistibly in his grasp, — the crouching back of the tiger, in order that he may pounce with more terrible certainty on his prey, — it is the signal that Brougham is putting on his whole armour, and about to grasp the mightiest of his weapons. In his argument he has been clear and convincing ; in his appeal...

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