London Souvenirs

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Chatto & Windus, 1899 - London (England) - 354 pages
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Page 280 - I AB do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria her heirs and successors according to law so help me God it will be
Page 293 - Whence deathless Kit-Kat took his name Few critics can unriddle : Some say from pastrycook it came, And some from Cat and Fiddle. From no trim beaus its name it boasts, Grey statesmen or green wits, But from this pell-mell pack of toasts, Of old Cats and young Kits.
Page 29 - I do not know that I meet in any of my walks objects which move both my spleen and laughter so effectually as these young fellows at the Grecian, Squire's, Searle's, and all other coffeehouses adjacent to the law, who rise early for no other purpose but to publish their laziness.
Page 355 - lady (we were told she was a Countess), and along with her a married one, bearing a tasting knife, who, when she had prostrated herself three times in the most graceful manner, approached the table and rubbed the plates with bread and salt, with as much
Page 5 - their embroidered clothes, and put on frieze garments, or turned their coats inside out for luck. They put on pieces of leather to save their lace ruffles ; and to guard their eyes from the light, and to prevent tumbling their hair, wore high-crowned straw hats with broad brims, and sometimes masks to conceal their emotions. Almack's
Page 19 - She wears a foul mob, that does not cover her greasy black locks, that hang loose, never combed or curled ; an old mazarine blue wrapper, that gapes open and discovers a canvas petticoat. Her face swelled violently on one side, and partly covered with white paint, which for
Page 355 - Then came two others, one with the rod again, the other with a saltcellar, a plate, and bread ; when they had kneeled, as the others had done, and placed what was brought upon the table, they
Page 77 - I did see Beck Marshall come dressed off the stage, and look mighty fine and pretty, and noble ; and also Nell, in her boy's clothes, mighty pretty. But, Lord ! their confidence, and how many men do hover about them as soon as they come off the stage, and how confident they are in their talk
Page 360 - ___ Hall (Mrs. SC).— Sketches of Irish Character. With numerous Illustrations on Steel and Wood by MACLISE. GILBERT, HARVEY, and GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. Small demy 8vo, cloth extra,
Page 89 - dexterity in tipping the lion upon them, which is performed by squeezing the nose flat to the face and boring out the eyes with their fingers. Others are called the dancing-masters, and teach their scholars to cut capers by running swords through their legs. ... A third

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