A Journey Through England: In Familiar Letters from a Gentleman Here, to His Friend Abroad, Volume 2

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J. Hooke, 1722 - England

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Page 6 - Yeomen of the guards; his music also plays when he is at table: he is served by gentlemen in the best order; and I must say, that few German sovereign princes live with that magnificence, grandeur, and good order.
Page 11 - ... canal, and in the middle, fronting the canal, is a gladiator, gilded also ; through the whole parterre, abundance of statues as big as the life, are regularly disposed. The canal runs a great way, and indeed one would wonder to see such a vast quantity of water in a country where are neither rivers or springs ; but they tell me that the Duke hath his water in pipes from the mountains of Stanmore, about two miles off. The gardens are very large and well disposed ; but the greatest pleasure of...
Page 31 - Upon inquiry, I found this great equipage belonged to a mountebank ; and that his name being Smith, the motto was a pun upon his name. The footmen in yellow were his tumblers and trumpeters, and those in blue his merry-andrew, his apothecary, and spokesman. He was dressed in black velvet, and had in his coach a woman that danced on the ropes. He cures all diseases, and sells his packets for sixpence apiece. He erected stages in all the...
Page 79 - London : though it is to be lamented that his whole library was not given by his executors according to his intention once ; for the fire of the Temple destroyed in...
Page 11 - ... of the army, whom he took out of Chelsea College, who guard the whole, and go their rounds at night, and call the hours as the watchmen do at London, to prevent disorders, and wait upon the Duke to chapel on Sundays.
Page 182 - Which, by stone stairs, delivers you below Into the sweetest Walks the world can show. There Wood and Water, Sun and Shade contend, Which shall the most delight, and most befriend; There Grass, and Gravel in one path you meet...
Page 197 - Matter with the reft ; But fuch a one as Nature does conteft, Tho' working in the Dark, in this brave Piece, With all the...
Page 76 - Keeper) there was not 400 Pounds Worth of Books in England fit for a Library, which were not actually placed therein ; and that he would endeavour for them alfo.
Page 10 - ... balustrades of iron, as it is also from the gardens on the other side. There is a large terrace walk, from whence you descend to the parterre ; this parterre hath a row of gilded vases on pedestals on each side down to the great canal, and in the middle fronting the canal, is a gladiator, gilded also ; through the whole parterre, abundance of statues as big as the life, are regularly disposed.
Page 185 - Shall in one body (which is strangel endure, At once an ague and a calenture: Yet, for the patients, they're as proper still To cool the hot, and to inflame the chill. Hither the sick, the lame, and barren come, And hence go healthful, sound, and fruitful home. Saint Anne the Pilgrim helps, when he can get Nought but his pains from yellow Somerset. Nor is our Saint, tho...

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