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Page 111 - Place, that is past : For, since the cardinal fell, that title's lost ; 'Tis now the king's, and call'd — Whitehall.
Page 65 - It was a corner house, with great wide areas containing cellars frowned upon by barred windows, and leered at by crooked-eyed doors leading to dustbins. It was a house of dismal state, with a circular back to it, containing a whole suit of drawingrooms looking upon a gravelled yard...
Page 66 - Bourne that has long run dry, is a little nook composed of two irregular quadrangles, called Staple Inn. It is one of those nooks, the turning into which out of the clashing street, imparts to the relieved pedestrian the sensation of having put cotton in his ears, and velvet soles on his boots. It is one of those nooks where a few smoky sparrows twitter in...
Page 52 - that his admirals and captains, knowing his precise object to be that of a close and decisive action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.
Page 81 - Let him that is no coward nor no flatterer, But dare maintain the party of the truth, Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with me.
Page 67 - My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there ; 3 I do beseech you, send for some of them.
Page 142 - In this region are a certain little street, called Church Street, and a certain little blind square, called Smith Square, in the centre of which last retreat is a very hideous church with four towers at the four corners, generally resembling some petrified monster, frightful and gigantic, on its back with its legs in the air.
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Page 100 - Britons, about four hundred years before Christ's Nativity, built this gate and named it Belin's gate, after his own calling ; and that when he was dead, his body being burnt, the ashes in a vessel of brass were set upon a high pinnacle of stone over the same gate.
Page 77 - London, leads to the Public Record Office and Lincoln's Inn, in the erection of the garden wall of which worked Ben Jonson the poet as a bricklayer, " having a trowel in his hand and a book in his pocket." To the west, till the reign of the Stuarts, fields extended to St. Giles's and Tyburn, and on the east was the garden of the Rolls. The Chapel of the Rolls lies within the gateway to the right a short distance up " the Lane.