The Home Counties Magazine: Devoted to the Topography of London, Middlesex, Essex, Herts, Bucks, Berks, Surrey, Kent and Sussex, Volume 7

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William John Hardy
F. E. Robinson and Company, 1905


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Page 194 - Bourne that has long run dry, is a little nook composed of two irregular quadrangles, called Staple Inn. It is one of those nooks, the turning into which out of the clashing street, imparts to the relieved pedestrian the sensation of having put cotton in his ears, and velvet soles on his boots. It is one of those nooks where a few smoky sparrows twitter in smoky trees, as though they called to one another,
Page 224 - Governors of the possessions, revenues and goods of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Sherborne in the county of Dorset.
Page 25 - This was the round of his daily life — he was up early ; breakfasted sparingly ; wrote this " Revolt of Islam " all the morning ; went out in his boat, or into the woods with some Greek author or the Bible in his hands ; came home to a dinner of vegetables (for he took neither meat nor wine) ; visited, if necessary, the sick and...
Page 26 - Sister of joy, thou art the child who wearest Thy mother's dying smile, tender and sweet; Thy mother autumn, for whose grave thou bearest Fresh flowers, and beams like flowers, with gentle feet, Disturbing not the leaves which are her winding-sheet.
Page 195 - Then is Fewter Lane, which stretcheth south into Fleet Street, by the east end of St. Dunstan's Church, and is so called of Fewters, or idle people, lying there, as in a way leading to gardens ; but the same is now of latter years on both sides built through with many fair houses.
Page 194 - I had a sense that bees were humming in the court, though this may have been suggested by my fancy, because the sound would have been so well suited to the scene. A boy was reading at one of the windows. There was not a quieter spot in England than this, and it was very strange to have drifted into...
Page 96 - He had undertaken, by his own desire, to purchase small carpets for the princesses, for the house is in a state of cold and discomfort past all imagination. It has never been a winter residence, and there was nothing prepared for its becoming one. He could not, he told me, look at the rooms of their royal highnesses without shuddering for them ; and he longed, he said, to cover all the naked, cold boards, to render them more habitable. He had obtained permission to execute this as a commission :...
Page 107 - To Westminster; in the way meeting many milkmaids with their garlands upon their pails, dancing with a fiddler before them ; and saw pretty Nelly standing at her lodgings' door in Drury-lane in her smock sleeves and bodice, looking upon one : she seemed a mighty pretty creature.
Page 245 - Leicester Fields, a very handsome, large square, enclosed with rails, and graced on all sides with good built houses, well inhabited, and resorted unto by gentry, especially the side towards the north, where the houses are larger ; amongst which is Leicester House, the seat of the Earl of Leicester, and the house adjoining to it, inhabited by the Earl of Aylesbury.
Page 154 - ... precede heat, as well as stormy weather. The intensely vivid colouring of the part of the two (almost concentric) halos, where they intersected above the sun, was most striking. SAMUEL BARBER.

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