A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London, Its Public Buildings, Leading Thoroughfares, and Principal Objects of Interest: With Notices of the Central London Railway, the Wallace Collection ... and Other Recent Additions

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Ward, Lock, 1901 - London (England) - 400 pages

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Page 195 - The Audit Office, the Inland Revenue Office, whence stamps are issued and where taxes are paid ; the Prerogative Office, where wills are kept ; and the office of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England; some of the minor departments of the Admiralty, and other Government offices, are located in the building. King's College. This college and school, founded in 1828, and vested in a body of shareholders, was established on the principle of combining religious and secular instruction....
Page 82 - The Virgin and Child, attended by St. John the Baptist and St. Nicholas of Bari,
Page 115 - inscribed by the women of England, to Arthur, Duke of Wellington, and his brave companions in arms...
Page 221 - Subtus conditur Hujus ecclesiae et urbis conditor Ch. Wren, Qui vixit annos ultra nonaginta, Non sibi sed bono publico. Lector, si monumentum requiris, Circumspice.
Page 83 - ... that melodrama of flame and gold and rose and orange and azure, which the skies and lagoons of Venice yield almost daily to the eyes?
Page 2 - In town let me live then, in town let me die, For in truth I can't relish the country, not I ! If one must have a villa in summer to dwell, Oh give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall ! HANNAH MORE.
Page 191 - Convent was, with so many others, disestablished and disendowed, the site remained vacant, and in course of time stalls were erected for the sale of vegetables against the wall of the garden of Bedford House, in the Strand. In 1631 the Earl of Bedford built around it the quadrangle (about three acres in extent); and the Piazza., designed by Inigo Jones, was long the favourite lounging-phice of fashionable men about town.
Page 125 - Queen Victoria and Her People to the memory of Albert, Prince Consort, as a tribute of their gratitude for a life devoted to the public good.
Page 82 - ... Suddenly he beheld a child, who, having dug a hole in the sand, appeared to be bringing water from the sea to fill it. Augustine inquired what was the object of his task ? he replied, that he intended to empty into this cavity all the waters of the great deep. " Impossible ! " exclaimed Augustine. " Not more impossible," replied the child, " than for thee, O Augustine ! to explain the mystery on which thou art now meditating.
Page 190 - A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome: Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon: Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.

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