The etymological compendium, or, Portfolio of origins and inventions .. containing a particular account of London and its public buildings ... (Google eBook)

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T. Tegg, 1830 - London (England) - 356 pages
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Page 177 - This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by From this day to the ending of the world But we in it shall be remembered; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...
Page 160 - The insurance offices one and all shut up shop. People built slighter and slighter every day, until it was feared that the very science of architecture would in no long time be lost to the world. Thus this custom of firing houses continued...
Page 328 - Smith (?'), they be made good cheap in this kingdom ; for whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studieth in the universities, who professeth the liberal sciences, and, (to be short,) who can live idly, and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall be called master, and shall be taken for a gentleman.
Page 97 - Caesar had his Brutus — Charles the first, his Cromwell — and George the third — ('Treason,' cried the speaker — ' treason, treason/ echoed from every part of the house.
Page 332 - Oh, what was love made for, if 'tis not the same Through joy and through torment, through glory and shame, I know not, I ask not, if guilt's in that heart : I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art.
Page 81 - No Freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful Judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land.
Page 16 - When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
Page 128 - Third to steal a hawk. To take its eggs even in a person's own ground, was punishable with imprisonment for a year and a day, together with a fine at the king's pleasure. In...
Page 54 - I seem to remember having been told, that a bad sweep was once left in a stack with his brush, to indicate which way the wind blew. It was an awful spectacle certainly ; not much unlike the old stage direction in Macbeth, where the " Apparition of a child crowned with a tree in his hand rises.
Page 68 - I have been up all night (replied the old bard) ; my musical friends made me promise to write them an ode for their Feast of St. Cecilia : I have been so struck with the subject which occurred to me, that I could not leave it till I had completed it ; here it is finished at one sitting.

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