Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London During the Eighteenth Century: Including the Charities, Depravities, Dresses, and Amusements, of the Citizens of London, During that Period; with a Review of the State of Society in 1807; to which is Added, a Sketch of the Domestic Architecture and of the Various Improvements in the Metropolis; Illustrated by Forty-five Engravings, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810

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Page 135 - Serjeant, (lately come from the frontiers of Portugal), Master of the Noble Science of Defence, hearing in most places where I have been of the great fame of Timothy Buck of London, Master of the said Science, do invite him to meet me, and exercise at the several weapons following, viz. Back-Sword, Single Falchion, Sword and Dagger, Case of Falchions, Sword and Buckler, Quarter-staff.
Page 167 - Sutton's blade run away from its hilt ; The weapons were frighted, but as for the men In truth they ne'er minded, but at it again.
Page 243 - That if any Persons unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled together, to the disturbance of the Public Peace, shall unlawfully, and with force demolish or pull down...
Page 369 - The commodity and trade of your river belongs to yourselves ; but give a stranger leave to share in the pleasure of it, which will hardly be in the prospect or freedom of air ; unless prospect, consisting of variety, be made up with here a palace, there a wood-yard, here a garden, there a brewhouse ; here dwells a lord, there a dyer, and between both duomo comune.
Page 368 - Street, which, had it not had the ill luck to be crooked, was narrow enough to have been your founder's perspective ! And where the garrets, (perhaps not for want of architecture, but through abundance of amity) are so made, that opposite neighbours may shake hands without stirring from home.
Page 171 - We, James and Elizabeth Stokes, of the city of London, having already given a universal approbation by our agility of body, dexterous hands, and courageous hearts, need not perambulate on this occasion, but rather choose to exercise the sword to their sorrow, and corroborate the general opinion of the town, than to follow the custom of our repartee antagonists. This will be the last time of Mrs Stokes performing on the stage.
Page 317 - The ladies must indeed have exhibited a wonderful appearance in 1709 : behold one equipped in a black silk petticoat with a red and white calico border, cherry-coloured stays trimmed with blue and silver, a red and dove-coloured damask gown flowered with large trees, a yellow satin apron trimmed with white Persian, and muslin head-cloths with crowfoot edging, double ruffles with fine edging, a black silk furbelowed scarf, and a spotted hood ! Such were the clothes advertised as stolen in the Post-Boy...
Page 130 - ... no person of what quality soever presume to go behind the scenes, or come upon the stage...
Page 301 - To that mark, if Comedy directs not her aim, her arrows are shot in the air ; for by what touches no man, no man will be amended.
Page 168 - That bruises and wounds a man's spirit should touch With danger so little, with honour so much! Well, they both took a dram, and return'd to the battle, And with a fresh fury they made the swords rattle; While Sutt on...

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