The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture,: Comprehending Lists of the Inhabitants of London, Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and All the Cities, Towns, and Principal Villages, in England and Wales; with the Mails, and Other Coaches, Stage-waggons, Hoys, Packets, and Trading Vessels. To which is Added, a Genuine Account of the Drawbacks and Duties Chargeable at the Custom-house on All Goods and Merchandize, Imported, Exported, Or Carried Coastwise, with a Particular of the Public Offices of Every Denomination; His Majesty's Court, and Ministers of State; the Peers of the Realm, and Parliament of Great Britain; the Court of Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, Common-council, and Livery, of London; Together with an Historical Detail of the Antiquities, Curiosities, Trade, Polity, and Manufactures, of Each City, Town, and Village. The Whole Comprising a Most Interesting and Instructive History of Great Britain..

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Page 433 - The two sides are inclosed with high trees, and the end facing the principal entrance is occupied by an aviary of a vast depth, in which is kept a numerous collection of birds, both foreign and domestic. The...
Page 292 - By the late inland navigation, it has communication with the rivers Merfey, Dee, Ribble, Oufe, Trent, Darwent, Severn, Humber, Thames, Avon, &c. which navigation, including its windings, extends above 500 miles, in the counties of Lincoln, Nottingham, York, Lancafter, Weftmoreland, Chefter, Stafford, War* wick, Leicefter, Oxford, Worcefter, &c.
Page 42 - The composition was good earth quite thro', except a coat of chalk of about two feet thick, covering it quite over, under the turf. Hence it appears, that the method of making these barrows was to dig up the turf for a great space round, till the barrow was brought to its intended bulk; then, with the chalk dug out of the environing ditch, they powdered it all over.
Page 433 - From the Flower Garden a short winding walk leads to the Menagerie. It is of an oval figure ; the centre is occupied by a large...
Page 43 - String through, either through their Diameter or Sides : many of the Button-fort feemed to have been covered with Metal, there being a Rim worked in them, wherein to turn the Edge of the Covering. One of thefe was covered with a thin Film of pure Gold. Thefe were the young Lady's Ornaments, and had all undergone...
Page 89 - Ceremony beyond the essential rules of politeness is totally exploded; every one mixes in the Rooms upon an equality, and the entertainments are so wisely regulated, that although there is never a cessation of them, neither is there a lassitude from bad hours, or from an excess of dissipation.
Page 518 - It is probably conjectured that the spat in twentyfour hours begins to have a shell. In the month of May, the dredgers (by the law of the Admiralty Court) have liberty to catch all manner of oysters of what size soever.
Page 434 - ... arithmetical proportion, to the ninth story, •which is eighteen feet in diameter, and ten feet high. The tenth story is seventeen feet in diameter, and, with the covering, twenty feet high; and...
Page 41 - the Altar; one lies behind the Altar, •dug up, or thrown down, by the Fall of the Upright there. One or two were probably thrown down by the Fall of the Upright of the firft Trilithon on the Right* hand; a Stump of another remains by the Upright there ft ill (landing.
Page 435 - The central ftr lift lire, of the ruins is bounded on each fide by a range of arches. There is a great quantity of cornices, and other fragments, fpread over the ground, feemingly fallen from the buildings; and in the thickets on each fide are feen feveral remains of piers, brick walls, &c.

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