The Family Topographer: Middlesex, London, and Westminster. 1843

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J.B. Nichols and Son, 1843 - England
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Page 148 - Here thou, great ANNA ! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take — and sometimes tea.
Page 32 - For physic and farces his equal there scarce is— His farces are physic, his physic a farce is.
Page 41 - ON AN OLD GATE Erected in Chiswick Gardens. O GATE, how eamest thou here ? Gate. I was brought from Chelsea last year, Batter'd with wind and weather ; Inigo Jones put me together ; Sir Hans Sloane Let me alone : Burlington brought me hither.
Page 139 - Few in this vast city suspect, I believe, that behind an old brick wall in Piccadilly there is one of the finest pieces of architecture in Europe.
Page 110 - A soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, Above all pain, all passion, and all pride, The rage of power, the blast of public breath The lust of lucre, and the dread of death.
Page 92 - In August, 1786, an attempt was made on the life of his Majesty by an insane woman, named Margaret Nicholson, who, under the pretence of presenting a petition, struck at him with a concealed knife, as he was alighting from his carriage at St. James's. The blow was warded off by a page, and the woman seized : she was afterwards sent to a mad-house, where she continued till her death.
Page 69 - When the Earl of Bedford sent for Inigo he told him he wanted a chapel for the parishioners of Covent Garden, but added he would not go to any considerable expense ; 'In short', said he, 'I would not have it much better than a barn.
Page 74 - While vain Sages think they know Secrets Thou Alone canst show, Time alone will tell what hour Thou 'It appear to ' Greater
Page 156 - Volante, an Italian, descended head foremost by a rope, with his legs and arms extended, from the top of the steeple of St. Martin's church, over the houses in St. Martin's Lane, to the farthest side of the Mews, a distance of about 300 yards in half a minute.

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