London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and Its Neighbourhood: To Thirty Miles Extent, from an Actual Perambulation, Volume 2

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J. Stratford, 1805

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Page 321 - City was seen most flourishing, and reduced to nothing. Three days after, when this fatal fire had baffled all human counsels and endeavours in the opinion of all, it stopped as it were by a command from Heaven, and was on every side extinguished.
Page 117 - Office ; and, as soon as possible afterwards, deliver in as particular an Account of their Loss or Damage, as the Nature of the Case will admit...
Page 124 - But for lack of mony I cold not spede. And as I thrust the prese amonge, By froward chaunce my hood was gone, Yet for all that I stayd not longe, Tyll to the kyngs bench I was come.
Page 316 - London-bridge, narrow, darksome, and dangerous to passengers from the multitude of carriages : frequent arches of strong timber crossed the street, from the tops of the houses, to keep them together, and from falling into the river.
Page 387 - In my youth, I remember, devout people, as well men as women of this city, were accustomed oftentimes, especially on Fridays, weekly to walk that way purposely there to bestow their charitable alms ; every poor man or woman lying in their bed within their window, which was towards the street, open so low that every man might see them...
Page 120 - On this spot a well was first made and a house of correction built thereon, by Henry Wallis, mayor of London in the year 1282.
Page 321 - In the year of Christ 1666, the second day of September, eastward from hence, at the distance of 202 feet (the height of this column,) about midnight, a most terrible fire broke out, which, driven on by a high wind, not only wasted the adjacent parts, but also places very remote, with incredible noise and fury.
Page 322 - ... the sewers cleansed, the streets made straight and regular, such as were steep levelled, and those too narrow made wider; markets and shambles removed to separate places. They also enacted, that every house should be built with party-walls, and all in front raised of equal height, and those walls all of square stone or brick, and that no man should delay beyond the space of seven years.
Page 254 - I have neither shirt, nor suit, nor yet other clothes that are necessary for me to wear, but that be ragged, and rent too shamefully. Notwithstanding I might easily suffer that, if they would keep my body warm. But my diet also, God knoweth how slender it is at many times. And now in mine age my stomach may not away but with a few kinds of meats, which if I want I decay forthwith, and fall into coughs and diseases of my body, and cannot keep myself in health.
Page 132 - IN the Name of God. Amen. In the Year of our Lord God...

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