Pigot & co.'s metropolitan guide & book of reference to every street ... and public building in the cities of London & Westminster [&c.].

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Page 21 - To Arthur, duke of Wellington, and his brave companions in arms, this statue of Achilles, cast from cannon taken in the battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, Toulouse, and Waterloo, is inscribed by their countrywomen.
Page 45 - I have resolved to present this Collection to the British Nation. " Whilst I have the satisfaction, by this means, of advancing the Literature of my Country, I also feel that I am paying a just tribute to the memory of a Parent, whose life was adorned with every public and private virtue.
Page 141 - Co. are reported to this society as improper to be proposed to be balloted for as members thereof.
Page 10 - King Edward VI. gave the city a charter, by which he not only confirmed all its former privileges, but granted the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and citizens...
Page 25 - ... on the death of one of the royal family, the Lord Mayor, the Bishop of London, or the Dean of the Cathedral. Monumental decorations give additional interest to the interior...
Page 9 - II. ; and was held on the ground which was the former scene of tournaments and martyrdoms. The spot where the latter took place is situated in the centre of the pens, where the gas-lamp now stands. Here Wat Tyler was killed by the lord mayor Walworth in 1381, and in consequence of which the dagger was added to the city arms.
Page 56 - May, 1603, hy virtue of an act of parliament, as a free market, for the sale of fish, six days in a week, with permission to sell mackarel on Sundays, hefore and after divine service.
Page 21 - ... the line of road, being thirty-six feet in height. The site is just within the angle where, after entering by the gate at Hyde Park Corner, the carriage roads divide; the one leading to Oxfordstreet, the other to the Serpentine. The Statue fronts the corner, and the head is turned almost directly, towards the residence of the Hero whose glories it commemorates in the following inscription in bronze letters...
Page 21 - Statue reflects infinite credit on the genius of the artist — nothing can exceed the beauty of the figure — not a flaw or a scratch detract from the harmony of its pure proportions and anatomical markings. The surface of the body, the limbs, the head, are all as exquisitely finished, as if the production were a copy of as many inches in size as it is of feet. The workmanship is indeed surprising, and until we witnessed it, we could not hare believed so large a design susceptible of being so finely...

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