The Ancient Remains, Antiquities, and Recent Imporvements, of the City of London: Containing a Full Description of the Several Wards, Parishes, Precincts, Churches, Halls, and Other Public Buildings, and Curiosities, Ancient and Modern-- to which is Added, a List of Aldermen and Mayors Since the Revolution, Volumen2

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Página 279 - And here I prophesy, — This brawl to-day, Grown to this faction, in the Temple garden, Shall send, between the red rose and the white, A thousand souls to death and deadly night.
Página 326 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade ; 'tis that must maintain our force when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade ; 'tis that must make us a nation in India.
Página 196 - Forster, late mayor, heartily pray; And Dame Agnes his spouse to God consecrate, That of pity this house made for Londoners in Ludgate. So that for lodging and water prisoners here nought pay, As their keepers shall all answer at dreadful doomsday.
Página 210 - Fitton led ; and after they had done all their own ceremonies, these eight lady masquers chose eight ladies more to dance the measures. Mrs Fitton went to the queen, and wooed her to dance. Her majesty asked what she was. ' Affection,
Página 240 - This form of feeding, I understand, is generally used in all places of Italy, their forkes being for the most part made of yron or steele, and some of silver, but those are used only by gentlemen. The reason of this their curiosity is, because the Italian cannot by any means indure to have his dish touched with fingers, seeing all men's fingers are not alike cleane.
Página 261 - Fleet-ditch with disemboguing streams Rolls the large tribute of dead dogs to Thames, The king of dykes' ! than whom no sluice of mud With deeper sable blots the silver flood. " Here strip, my children! here at once leap in, Here prove who best can dash thro' thick and thin, And who the most in love of dirt excel, Or dark dexterity of groping well.
Página 228 - He probably did not remain long in slavery ; for at the beginning of the civil war he was made a captain in the royal army, and in 1644 attended the queen to France, where he remained till the Restoration. At last, upon suspicion of his being privy to the popish plot, he was taken up in 1682, and confined in the Gatehouse, Westminster ; where he ended his life, in the sixty-third year of his age.
Página 222 - Books and those things, which are or shall be printed or stamped contrary to the form of any statute, act, or proclamation, made, or to be made...
Página 324 - In this case, how would he be surprised to hear all the languages of Europe spoken in this little spot of his former dominions, and to see so many private men, who in his time would have been the vassals of some powerful baron, negotiating like princes for greater sums of money than were formerly to be met with in the royal treasury ! Trade, without enlarging the British territories, has given us a kind of additional empire.
Página 206 - I am content to depart to my shame and rebuke ; and if there be none, then I pray you to let me have justice at your hand.

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