The Family Topographer: Middlesex, London, and Westminster. 1843

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J.B. Nichols and Son, 1843
 

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Página 150 - Here thou, great ANNA ! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take — and sometimes tea.
Página 34 - For physic and farces his equal there scarce is— His farces are physic, his physic a farce is.
Página 43 - ON AN OLD GATE Erected in Chiswick Gardens. O GATE, how eamest thou here ? Gate. I was brought from Chelsea last year, Batter'd with wind and weather ; Inigo Jones put me together ; Sir Hans Sloane Let me alone : Burlington brought me hither.
Página 141 - Few in this vast city suspect, I believe, that behind an old brick wall in Piccadilly there is one of the finest pieces of architecture in Europe.
Página 112 - A soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, Above all pain, all passion, and all pride, The rage of power, the blast of public breath The lust of lucre, and the dread of death.
Página 94 - In August, 1786, an attempt was made on the life of his Majesty by an insane woman, named Margaret Nicholson, who, under the pretence of presenting a petition, struck at him with a concealed knife, as he was alighting from his carriage at St. James's. The blow was warded off by a page, and the woman seized : she was afterwards sent to a mad-house, where she continued till her death.
Página 71 - When the Earl of Bedford sent for Inigo he told him he wanted a chapel for the parishioners of Covent Garden, but added he would not go to any considerable expense ; 'In short', said he, 'I would not have it much better than a barn.
Página 76 - While vain Sages think they know Secrets Thou Alone canst show, Time alone will tell what hour Thou 'It appear to ' Greater
Página 158 - Volante, an Italian, descended head foremost by a rope, with his legs and arms extended, from the top of the steeple of St. Martin's church, over the houses in St. Martin's Lane, to the farthest side of the Mews, a distance of about 300 yards in half a minute.

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