Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London, During the Eighteenth Century...: With a Review of the State of Society in 1807. To which is Added, a Sketch of the Domestic and Ecclesiastical Architecture, and of the Various Improvements in the Metropolis...
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Page 361 - For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Page 181 - ... into the vault. The spirit was solemnly required to perform its promise, but nothing more than silence ensued: the person supposed to be accused by the spirit, then went down with several others, but no effect was perceived. Upon their return they examined the girl, but could draw no confession from her. Between two and three she desired and was permitted to go home with her father. 'It is. therefore, the opinion of the whole assembly, that the child has some art of making or counterfeiting a...
Page 180 - About ten at night the gentlemen met in the chamber in which the girl, supposed to be disturbed by a spirit, had, with proper caution, been put to bed by several ladies.
Page 121 - In London stands a famous pile And near that pile an alley, Where merry crowds for riches toil, And Wisdom stoops to Folly. Here sad and joyful, high and low, Court Fortune for her graces ; And as she smiles or frowns, they show Their gestures and grimaces.
Page 180 - The supposed spirit had before publicly promised by an affirmative knock, that it would attend one of the gentlemen into the vault under the church of St. John, Clerkenwell, where the body is deposited, and give a token of her presence there, by a knock upon her coffin ; it was therefore determined to make this trial of the existence or veracity of the supposed spirit.
Page 368 - Though gaming in any degree is perverting the original and useful design of that Coffee-house, it may in some measure be excusable to speculate on the following subjects: — Mr. Wilkes being elected member for London; which was done from 5 to 50 guineas per cent.; — Mr.
Page 361 - Remember, therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do thy first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Page 273 - After the play, the best company generally go to Tom's and Will's coffeehouses, near adjoining, where there is playing at piquet, and the best of conversation till midnight. Here you will see blue and green ribbons and stars, sitting familiarly, and talking with the same freedom, as if they had left their quality and degrees of distance at home ; and a stranger tastes with pleasure the universal liberty of speech of the English nation.
Page 122 - Change in coaches, To fool away the gold they gain By their impure debauches. : Long heads may thrive by sober rules, Because they think, and drink not ; But headlongs are our thriving fools, Who only drink, and think not. The lucky rogues, like spaniel dogs, Leap into South Sea water, And there they fish for golden frogs, Not caring what comes a'ter.