Walks Through London: Including Westminster and the Borough of Southwark, with the Surrounding Suburbs: Describing Every Thing Worthy of Observation in the Public Buildings, Places of Entertainment, Exhibitions, Commercial and Literary Institutions, &c. Down to the Present Period : Forming a Complete Guide to the British Metropolis

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Sherwood, Neely, and Jones ... [and 13 others], 1817 - Buildings - 368 pages
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Page 28 - It consumed eighty-nine churches the City gates, Guildhall, many public structures, hospitals, schools, libraries, a vast number of stately edifices, thirteen thousand two hundred dwelling-houses, four hundred streets.
Page 28 - To the estates and fortunes of the citizens it was merciless, but to their lives very favourable ; that it might, in all things, resemble the last conflagration of the world.
Page 28 - London, sitting in ruins in a languishing posture, with her head dejected, hair dishevelled, and her hand carelessly lying on her sword Behind is Time, gradually raising her up ; at her side a woman gently touching her with one hand, whilst a winged sceptre in the other directs her to regard the goddesses in the clouds, one with a cornucopia denoting Plenty, the other with a palm-branch, the emblem of Peace.
Page 230 - ... that the view down George Street, from the upper side of the square, is one of the most entertaining in this whole city : the sides of the square, the area in the middle, the breaks of building that form the entrance of the vista, the vista itself; but, above all, the beautiful projection of the portico of St. George's church, are all circumstances that unite in beauty, and render the scene perfect " Mr. Malton says, " This view has more the air of an Italian scene, than any other in London.
Page 29 - Paul's should be rebuilt from their foundations, with all magnificence ; that the bridges, gates, and prisons should be new made; the sewers cleansed, the streets made straight and regular, such as were steep levelled, and those too narrow made wider; markets and shambles removed to separate places. They also enacted, that every house should be built with party-walls, and all in front raised of equal height, and those walls all of square stone or brick, and that no man should delay beyond the space...
Page 321 - ASYLUM, CHELSEA. The first stone of this important institution was laid by the late duke of York, June 19, 1801. The principal front has a portico of four noble Doric pillars, supporting a pediment with the imperial arms ; and on the frieze is this inscription, " The Royal Military Asylum for the Children of the Soldiers of the Regular Army.
Page 148 - Erected in the year 1670, Sir Samuel Starling, Mayor; continued in the year 1671, Sir Richard Ford, Lord Mayor; and finished in the year 1672, Sir George Waterman, Lord Mayor.
Page 90 - He probably did not remain long in slavery ; for at the beginning of the civil war he was made a captain in the royal army, and in 1644 attended the queen to France, where he remained till the Restoration. At last, upon suspicion of his being privy to the popish plot, he was taken up in 1682, and confined in the Gatehouse, Westminster ; where he ended his life, in the sixty-third year of his age.
Page 148 - In vain, poor sable son of woe, Thou seek'st the tender tear ; For thee in vain with pangs they flow, For mercy dwells not here. " From cannibals thou fled'st in vain ; Lawyers less quarter give ; The first won't eat you till you're slain, The last will do 't alive.
Page 29 - CHARLES the Second, son of CHARLES the Martyr, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, a most gracious prince, commiserating the deplorable state of things, whilst the ruins were yet smoking, provided for the comfort of his citizens, and the ornament of his city ; remitted their taxes, and referred the petitions of the magistrates and inhabitants to the parliament, who immediately passed an act, that public works should be restored to greater beauty, with public money,...

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