A Survey of London, Volume 2

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The Clarendon Press, 1908 - London (England)
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Page 317 - Now is Mortimer lord of this city. And here sitting upon London-stone, I charge and command, that of the City's cost, the pissing-conduit run nothing but claret wine this first year of our reign.
Page 415 - beasts of venery, of the chase, i. 306. beautify, i. 103, 306 : a word hated of Shakespeare : ' the most beautified Ophelia' ; ' that's an ill phrase, a vile phrase ; " beautified
Page 298 - in drink, a sinne, that ever since we have mixt ourselves with the Low Countries is counted honourable ; but before we knew their lingring warres, was held in y e highest degree of hatred that might be. Then if we had scene a man goe wallowing in the streetes, or line sleeping
Page 402 - i, writes : — Make their loose comments upon every word, Gesture, or look I use ; mock me all over, From my flat-cap unto my shining shoes. And Dekker in The Honest Whore, Pt. 2 :— Flat Caps as proper are to Citty Gownes, As to Armors Helmets, or to kings their Crownes. Let then the City Cap by none be
Page 431 - officious; in a good as well as a bad sense' (Schmidt, Shakespeare-Lexicon}. 'If it be so to do good service, never let me be counted serviceable
Page 387 - sc. ii, where Falstaff says of Shallow : ' This same starved justice hath done nothing but prate to me of the wildness of his youth, and the feats he hath done about Turnbull Street.' 1. 29. Priorie of saint John. Stow's account is taken from the Cartulary of the Hospital in Cotton MS., Nero, E. vi, f. 3. 84,1. 33. a storehouse. The King's tents were housed at the
Page 286 - streete, well replenyshed with large and stately houses on both sides, and situate upon twentie arches, whereof each one is made of excellent free stone, everye one of them being three score foote in hight, and full twentie in distaunce one from another.' See for more exact dimensions Chronicles of London Bridge,
Page 45 - is Fewtar lane which stretcheth south into Fleetestreet by the Fewtars lane '. east end of S. Dunstones church, and is so called of Fewters (or idle people) lying there, as in a way leading to Gardens : but the same is now of latter yeares on both sides builded through with many fayre houses.
Page 373 - MS. 538 the epitaph is given :— Here Blitheman lies a worthy wight, Who feared God above; A friend to all, a foe to none, Whome riche and pore did love. Of Princes' chaple gentleman Unto his dieinge day, Wher all toke greate delight to heare Hym on the organs play. Whose passing skill in musyke's
Page 298 - of coatches. In the Annales (p. 867, ed. 1631) there is a notice added by Howes, which, however, reads like an expansion of the present passage, and may perhaps have come from Stow's collections: ' In the yeare 1564 Guilliam Boonen, a Dutchman, became the Queene's Coachman, and was the first that brought the use of coaches into England. . .. Then little by little they grew

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