Chronicles of London Bridge

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Сторінка 109 - The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age.
Сторінка 496 - The time shall come, when, free as seas or wind, Unbounded Thames shall flow for all mankind, Whole nations enter with each swelling tide, And seas but join the regions they divide ; Earth's distant ends our glory shall behold, And the new world launch forth to seek the old.
Сторінка 30 - The True History of the Life and Sudden Death of old John Overs, the rich Ferryman of London, showing how he lost his life by his own covetousness. And of his daughter Mary, who caused the Church of St Mary Overs in Southwark to be built ; and of the building of London Bridge.
Сторінка 345 - I well remember the street of London Bridge, narrow, darksome, and dangerous to passengers from the multitude of carriages ; frequent arches of strong timber crossing the street from the tops of the houses, to keep them together and from falling into the river.
Сторінка 224 - Then marched he forward out of his own house at Westminster, passing through all London over London Bridge, having before him of gentlemen a great number, three in rank, in black velvet livery coats, and the most part of them with great chains of gold about their necks.
Сторінка 361 - January 2nd, 1739-40, it is observed that " several vintners in the Strand bought a large ox in Smithfield on Monday last, which is to be roasted whole on the ice on the river of Thames, if the frost continues. Mr. Hodgeson, a butcher in St. James's Market, claims the privilege of selling or knocking down the beast, as a right inherent in his family, his father having knocked down the ox roasted on the river in the great frost, 1684, as himself did that roasted in 1715, near Hungerford Stairs. The...
Сторінка 4 - It ascends me into the brain ; dries me there all the foolish and dull and crudy vapours which environ it; makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery, and delectable shapes; which delivered o'er to the voice, — the tongue, — which is the birth, becomes excellent wit.
Сторінка 340 - to that degree, that another city, as it were, was erected thereon ; where, by the great number of streets and shops, with their rich furniture, it represented a great fair, with a variety of carriages, and diversions of all sorts ; and near Whitehall a whole ox was roasted on the ice.
Сторінка 359 - Doll every day had walk'd these treacherous roads; Her neck grew warpt beneath autumnal loads Of various fruit; she now a basket bore, That head, alas ! shall basket bear no more. Each .booth she frequent past, in quest of gain, And boys with pleasure heard her shrilling strain. Ah Doll ! all mortals must resign their breath, And industry itself submit to death! The cracking crystal yields, she sinks, she dies, Her head, eh opt off, from her lost shoulders flies; Pippins...
Сторінка 341 - This humour took so universally that it was estimated the printer gained ^5 a day for printing a line only at sixpence a name, besides what he got by ballads, &c. Coaches plied from Westminster to the Temple, and from several other...

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