Walks and talks about London

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Lockwood, 1865 - London (England) - 310 pages
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Page v - Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists."— I have often amused myself with thinking how different a place London is to different people.
Page 66 - Thames' broad, aged back do ride, Where now the studious lawyers have their bowers, There whilom wont the Templar Knights to bide Till they decayed through pride.
Page 24 - In short, the whole air of our party was sufficient, as you will easily imagine, to take up the whole attention of the garden, so much so that from eleven o'clock till half an hour after one we had the whole concourse round our booth ; at last, they came into the little gardens of each booth on the sides of ours, till Harry Vane took up a bumper, and drank their healths, and was proceeding to treat them with still greater freedom. It was three o'clock before we got home.
Page 296 - Upon this we immediately rose, and, as the man was leading out his horse saddled, came up to him with drawn swords, and told him we were to search all that went in and out there ; but as he looked like an honest man, we would only search his saddle, and so dismiss him. Upon that we ungirt the saddle, and carried it into the stall where we had been drinking, and left the...
Page 164 - Ford died, had been absent for some time, and returned, not knowing that Ford was dead. Going down to the cellar, according to the story, he met him; going down again, he met him a second time. When he came up, he asked some of the people of the house what Ford could be doing there. They told him Ford was dead.
Page 20 - Year. When I considered the Fragrancy of the Walks and Bowers, with the Choirs of Birds that sung upon the Trees, and the loose Tribe of People that walked under their Shades, I could not but look upon the Place as a kind of Mahometan Paradise.
Page 52 - In case my said godson, Philip Stanhope, shall at any time hereinafter keep, or be concerned in keeping of, any race-horses, or pack of hounds, or reside one night at Newmarket, that infamous seminary of iniquity and ill-manners, during the course of the races there ; or shall resort to the said races ; or shall lose, in any one day, at any game or bet whatsoever, the sum of 500...
Page 186 - A prison is a house of care, A place where none can thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for one alive. Sometime? a place of right, Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among.
Page 49 - About a fortnight since, at an immense assembly at my Lord Chesterfield's, made to show the house, which is really most magnificent, Duke Hamilton made violent love at one end of the room, while he was playing at pharaoh at the other end ; that is, he saw neither the bank nor his own cards, which were of three hundred pounds each ; he soon lost a thousand.
Page 264 - ... there is the same vague consciousness that the ideas have passed through the mind before, which takes place on re-perusing the page we had read while thinking on some other subject. The ideas have passed through the mind before ; and as there was not...

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