National history and views of London with its environs, 2 vols

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Page 46 - God grant my eyes may never behold the like, now seeing above 10,000 houses all in one flame : the noise, and cracking, and thunder of the impetuous flames, the shrieking of women and children, the hurry of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches was like...
Page 46 - Paul's flew like granados, the melting lead running down the streets in a stream, and the very pavements glowing with fiery redness, so as no horse nor man was able to tread on them ; and the demolition had stopped all the passages, so that no help could be applied, the eastern wind still more impetuously driving the flames forward.
Page 175 - ... wisely chosen and faithfully observed, by colonies united and protected, by decisive victories by sea and land, by conquests made by arms and generosity in every part of the globe, and by commerce, for the first time united with and made to flourish by war, was pleased to raise up as a proper instrument in this memorable work, WILLIAM PITT.
Page 90 - I give to the master and keepers or wardens and commonalty of the mystery or art of a stationer of the city of London...
Page 175 - London to declare in your royal presence, on behalf of his fellow-citizens, how much the bare apprehension of your Majesty's displeasure would at all times affect their minds. The declaration of that displeasure has already filled them with inexpressible anxiety, and with the deepest affliction. Permit me, sire, to assure your Majesty, that your Majesty has not, in all your dominions, any subjects more faithful, more dutiful, or more affectionate to your Majesty's person and family, or more ready...
Page 45 - The conflagration was so universal and the people so astonished that, from the beginning, I know not by what despondency or fate, they hardly stirred to quench it; so that there was nothing heard or seen but crying out and lamentation, running about like distracted creatures, without at all attempting to save even their goods; such a strange consternation there was upon them...
Page 162 - for the purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts ; and for providing one General Repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said collections ; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the additions thereto.
Page 64 - Along this most lawless space was hung up the frequent sign of a male and female hand conjoined, with, ' Marriages performed within,' written beneath. A dirty fellow invited you in. The parson was seen walking before his shop ; a squalid profligate figure, clad in a tattered plaid night'gown, with a fiery face, and ready to couple you for a dram of gin, or roll of tobacco. Our great Chancellor, lord Hardwick, put these daemons to flight, and saved thousands from the misery and disgrace which would...
Page 185 - VIII., in 1536, by which they were incorporated by the name of " the wardens and commonalty of the mystery of Fishmongers of the city of London.
Page 189 - The priests belonging to the priory of Clerkenwell using to attend there, made the people believe that the virtues of the water proceeded from the efficacy of their prayers ; but...

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