London and Its Environs Described: Containing an Account of Whatever is Most Remarkable for Grandeur, Elegance, Curiosity Or Use, in the City and in the Country Twenty Miles Round It. Comprehending Also Whatever is Most Material in the History and Anitquities of this Great Metropolis, Volume 6

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R. & J. Dodsley, 1761

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Page 114 - Indies ours ; finds wealth where 'tis, bestows it where it wants, cities in deserts, woods in cities, plants : so that to us no thing, no place, is strange, while his fair bosom is the world's exchange.
Page 114 - O could I flow like thee! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho
Page 70 - April 26, 1696, aged 52. Come ladies, you that would appear Like angels fair, come dress you here ; Come dress you at this marble stone And make that humble grace your own, Which once adorned as fuir a mind As e'er yet lodged in woman kind.
Page 114 - When he to boast or to disperse his stores Full of the tributes of his grateful shores, Visits the world, and in his flying towers Brings home to us, and...
Page 171 - On the fouth fide, as you return, the firft figure that attracts attention, is that of Jupiter riding in a fiery chariot drawn by eagles, as if in the clouds, holding a thunder-bolt in his left hand, and over his head is a rainbow: this figure is finely carved, and decorated with bayonets.
Page 174 - ... •ruin; one cannot, I fay, reflect upon this, without wifhing that the horrible invention had ftill lain, like a falfe conception, in the womb of nature, never to have been ripened into birth. At your entrance you are fhewn 2 copper cannon, 3 pounders, on wheels, which were taken from the gate of the governor's houfe at Quebec, You...
Page 170 - ... 2. Bayonets and piftols put up in the form of halfmoons and fans with the imitation of a target in the center, made up of...
Page 71 - Trace through her every scene of life, View her as widow, virgin, wife; Still the same humble she appears, The same in youth, the same in years; The same in low and high estate, Ne'er vex'd with this, or mov'd with that. Go, ladies, now, and if you'd be As fair, as great, as good as she, Go learn of her humility.
Page 182 - ... their hufbands, or fcolded at them when they came, home late ; but that cuftom is left off now-a-days, to prevent quarrelling for collars, there, not being fmiths enough to make them, as rnoft married men are fure to want them at one time or another.
Page 114 - Though with thofe ftreams he no refemblance hold, Whofe foam is amber, and their gravel gold ; His genuine and lefs guilty wealth t...