A view of London, or, The stranger's guide through the British metropolis, Volume 1

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Page 53 - The Trinity House" shall mean the master, wardens and assistants of the guild, fraternity, or brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity and of St. Clement in the Parish of Deptford Strond, in the county of Kent...
Page 127 - ... unaffected cheerfulness and genial, though simple elegance, lived JAMES THOMSON. Sensibly alive to all the beauties of nature, he painted their images as they rose in review, and poured the whole profusion of them. into his inimitable Seasons! Warmed with intense devotion to the Sovereign of the universe, its flame glowing through all his compositions, animated with unbounded benevolence, with the tenderest social sensibility, he never gave one moment's pain to any of his fellow.creatures, save...
Page 127 - Within this pleasing retirement, allured by the music of the nightingale, which warbled in soft unison to the melody of his soul, in unaffected cheerfulness, and genial though simple elegance, lived James Thomson. Sensibly alive to all the beauties of Nature, he painted their images as they rose in review, and poured the whole profusion of them into his inimitable Seasons.
Page 49 - Saturday evenings are delivered in the country on Sunday morning. The dated stamp, or, if there are two, that having the...
Page 45 - This house was originally built in a style of architecture composed of the Grecian and the Gothic ; but, in 1775, the whole of the structure was demolished, in Consequence of an act of parliament, and the present extensive edifice, from a design of Sir William Chambers, has been erected for the accommodation of all the public «ffices — those of the Treasury, the Secretary of State, the Admiralty, the War, -and the Excise, excepted.
Page 46 - ... and pedlars' ; the surveyor-general of crown lands ; the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster; the auditors of imprests; the pipe; the comptroller ; legacy duty, and the treasurer remembrancer's. In the streets on each side are dwelling-houses for the treasurer, paymaster, and six commissioners of the navy ; three commissioners of the victualling-office, and their secretary ; a commissioner of stamps, and one of sick and wounded.
Page 126 - Boscawen has repaired the poet's favourite seat in the garden, and placed in it the table on which he wrote his verses. Over the entrance is inscribed: " Here Thomson sung the Seasons and their change.
Page 45 - N arcade, consisting of thirty-two arches, each twelve Feet wide and twenty-four high. The grand central arch is intended for the reception of the royal barges. The length of this arcade is relieved by projections, ornamented by rusticated Ionic columns ; and the effect of the whole of the terrace, viewed from the water, is very noble. The public are excluded from this terrace ; but it would form one of the most delightful promenades in the world, as it commands a view of a very beautiful part of...
Page 20 - Strangers will gain admittance by knocking at the door of the northern portico. A person is ready within to pass the visitor to the staircase leading to the curiosities, for which he demands four-pence* * For...
Page 111 - ... having the command of money, as well as to the clerks of merchants, bankers, and others concerned in different branches of trade : In...

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