National History and Views of London and Its Environs: Embracing Their Antiquities, Modern Improvements, &c., &c, Volume 1

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Page 116 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Page 46 - God grant my eyes may never behold the like, now seeing above 10,000 houses all in one flame : the noise, and cracking, and thunder of the impetuous flames, the shrieking of women and children, the hurry of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches was like...
Page 45 - I know not by what despondency or fate, they hardly stirred to quench it, so that there was nothing heard or seen but crying out and lamentation, running about like distracted creatures, without at all attempting to save even their goods ; such a strange consternation there was upon them...
Page 46 - Paul's flew like granados, the melting lead running down the streets in a stream, and the very pavements glowing with fiery redness, so as no horse nor man was able to tread on them ; and the demolition had stopped all the passages, so that no help could be applied, the eastern wind still more impetuously driving the flames forward. Nothing but the almighty power of God was able to stop them, for vain was the help of man.
Page 136 - I would they were taught always in good literature both Latin and Greek, and good authors such as have the very Roman eloquence joined with wisdom...
Page 188 - The priests belonging to the priory of Clerkenwell using to attend there, made the people believe that the virtues of the water proceeded from the efficacy of their prayers ; but...
Page 64 - In walking along the street, in my youth, on the side next to this prison, I have often been tempted by the question, Sir, will you be pleased to walk in and be married? Along this most lawless space was hung up the frequent sign of a male and female hand conjoined, with, ' Marriages performed within,
Page 183 - VIII., in 1536, by which they were incorporated by the name of " the wardens and commonalty of the mystery of Fishmongers of the city of London.
Page 58 - ... portico of the Doric order, consisting of four immense columns, which support a large and well-proportioned pediment ; on the frieze of which is the following inscription : " The Royal Military Asylum for the Children of Soldiers of the Regular Army.
Page 76 - Bradley's discoveries of the aberration of light and the nutation of the earth's axis, the photographic measurement of the heavens, Schwabe's work on the sunspot period, and Mr.

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