The citizen's pocket chronicle, a digested view of the history of London [signed J.S.F.].

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1827 - 80 pages
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Page 16 - William the King friendly salutes William the Bishop and Godfrey the portreve, and all the burgesses within London, both French and English. And I declare that I grant you to be all law-worthy as you were in the days of King Edward ; and I grant that every child shall be his father's heir, after his father's days ; and I will not suffer any person to do you wrong. God keep you.
Page 96 - This pillar was set up in perpetual remembrance of the most dreadful burning of this Protestant city, begun and carried on by the treachery and malice of the Popish faction, in the beginning of September, in the year of our Lord 1666, in order to the carrying on their horrid plot for extirpating the Protestant religion, and old English liberty, and introducing Popery and slavery.
Page 320 - And brings such presents as the country yields. The pleasant Thames, a sweet and dainty nymph, For London's good conveys with gentle stream, And safe and easy passage, what she can, And keeps her leaping fishes in her lap. The soldier and the sailor, frankly both, For London's aid are all in readiness, To venture and to fight by land and sea.
Page 97 - They also enacted, that every house should be built with party walls, and all in front raised of an equal height, and those walls all of square stone or brick ; and that no man should delay building beyond the space of seven years.
Page 199 - Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London...
Page 95 - Bridge : to the estates and fortunes of the citizens it was merciless, but to their lives very favourable, that it might in all things resemble the last conflagration of the world. The destruction was sudden, for in a small space of time the same city was seen most flourishing, and reduced to nothing.
Page 2 - Saxons, as it appeared, were accustomed to line their graves with chalk-stones ; though some, more eminent, were entombed in coffins of whole stones. Below these were British graves, where were found ivory and wooden pins, of a hard wood, seemingly box, in abundance, of about six inches long. It seems the bodies were only wrapped up, and pinned in woollen shrouds, which being consumed, the pins remained entire. In the same row, and deeper, were Roman urns intermixed. This was eighteen feet deep,...
Page 97 - Paul's, should be rebuilt from their foundations with all magnificence; that bridges, gates, and prisons should be made new ; 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...
Page 319 - Fam'd through the world for peace and happiness, Is here advanc'd, and set in highest seat, Beautified throughly as her state requires ! First, over her a princely trophy stands, Of beaten gold, a rich and royal arms, Whereto this London ever more bequeaths Service of honour and of loyalty. Her props are well-advised magistrates, That carefully attend her person still. The honest franklin and the husbandman, Lays down his sacks of corn at London's feet, And brings such presents...
Page 180 - The Master and Wardens and Brothers and Sisters of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of the Mystery of Drapers of the City of London.

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