The Traveller's Guide; Or, English Itinerary: Containing Accurate and Original Descriptions of All the Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets, &c. and Their Exact Distances from London; Together, with the Cathedrals, Churches, Hospitals, Gentlemen's Seats (with the Names of Their Present Posessors), Manufactures, Harbours, Bays, Rivers, Canals, Bridges, Lakes, Salt and Medicinal Springs, Vales, Hills, Mountains, Mines, Castles, Curiosities, Market Days, Fairs, Inns for Post Horses, &c.; the Whole Comprising a Complete Topography of England and Wales; to which are Prefixed, General Observations on Great-Britain; Including a Correct Itinerary from London to the Several Watering and Sea-bathing Places, Lists of Inns in London; Mail Coaches; Wharfs; Packet-boats; Rates of Porterage; Postage of Letters; and Every Other Useful Information, Equally Calculated for the Man of Business and the Inquisitive Traveller, Volume 1
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Page 337 - shall mean the master wardens and assistants of the guild, fraternity, or brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity and of St. Clement in the parish of Deptford Strond in the county of Kent...
Page 507 - ... queen Anne, king James, and many of the nobility of the realm, even when the times of monkish superstition had ceased, gave large sums of money for small cuttings from the original...
Page 206 - The king started a little, and said : ' By my faith, my lord, I thank you for your good cheer, but I may not endure to have my laws broken in my sight. My attorney must speak with you.
Page 532 - And gathered them out of the lands, From the east and from the west : From the north and from the south.
Page 429 - ... desponding condition. The honour, however, is great. But honours are often accompanied with inconveniences, and Fairlop has suffered from its honourable distinctions. In the feasting that attends a fair, fires are often necessary ; and no places seemed so proper to make them in as the hollow cavities formed by the heaving roots of the tree.
Page 72 - In this hall is the portrait of a lady, falsely shewn as Queen Elizabeth : a small room adjoining to the hall retains the ancient pannels with mantled carvings; over the chimney is a small portrait of one of the Carews, surrounded by a pedigree. Another room has several portraits of the Racket family, particularly one of Bishop Racket, by Sir P.
Page 278 - ... spats. After the month of May it is felony to carry away the cultch, and punishable to take any other oysters, unless it be those of size (that is to say) about the bigness of an half-crown piece, or when, the two shells being shut, a fair shilling will rattle between them.
Page 470 - The duke, with a sharpe high voyce bade bring forth the king's horses ; and then two little nagges, not worth forty franks, were brought forth : the king was set on...
Page 265 - London" (1808), describes Clapham as a village about four miles from Westminster Bridge, and consisting of " many handsome houses, surrounding a common that commands many pleasing views. This common," he adds, "about the commencement of the present reign, was little better than a morass, and the roads were almost impassable. The latter are now in an excellent state, and the common so beautifully planted with trees, that it has the appearance of a park. These improvements were effected by a subscription...