Leigh's New Picture of London: Or, A View of the Political, Religious, Medical ... and Moral State of the British Metropolis: Presenting a Luminous Guide to the Stranger ... To which are Subjoined, a Description of the Environs, and a Plan for Viewing London in Eight Days

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Leigh and Son ... and Baldwin and Cradock, 1834 - Architecture - 474 pages
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Page 138 - Immediately after leaving the King's Bench Prison, By the benefit of the Act of Insolvency, In consequence of which he registered His Kingdom of Corsica For the use of his Creditors.
Page 400 - Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss!
Page 38 - From this method of interpreting laws by the reason of them, arises what we call equity, which is thus defined by Grotius : "the correction of that wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is deficient.
Page 304 - This folio of four pages, happy work ! Which not even critics criticise, that holds Inquisitive attention while I read Fast bound in chains of silence, which the fair, Though eloquent themselves, yet fear to break, What is it but a map of busy life, Its fluctuations and its vast concerns?
Page 393 - He taught us how to live; and, oh! too high A price for knowledge, taught us how to die.
Page 241 - In the laboratory is a large medallion in white marble of the great and pious Boyle. The governors of the hospital were incorporated by act of parliament : the number to be appointed from those of St. Thomas's hospital, by the founder, is 60 ; and it is enacted, that if the number do not exceed 40, the vacancies shall be supplied by the lord chancellor, lord keeper, or commissioners of the great seal, and lord chief baron of the exchequer, so as to make up 50.
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Page 124 - Westminster now stands, there are so many miraculous stories related by Monkish writers, that the recital of them now would hardly be endured. Even the relations of ancient historians have been questioned by Sir Christopher Wren, who was employed to survey the present edifice, and who, upon the nicest examination, found nothing to countenance the general belief, " that it was erected on the ruins of a Pagan temple.
Page 400 - The Castle of Indolence,' &c. who died at Richmond, on the 22nd of August, and was buried there on the 29th, OS 1748. The Earl of Buchan, unwilling that so good a man and sweet a poet should be without a memorial, has denoted the place of his interment for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord 1792.
Page 53 - ... and the system of delegation was then had recourse to. A certain number of representatives were chosen out of each ward, who being added to the lord mayor and aldermen, constituted the Court of Common Council. At...

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