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Stories of Old England (Paperback) Loot Price: R402
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Stories of Old England (Paperback): George Etell Sargent
Stories of Old England (Paperback): George Etell Sargent

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Stories of Old England (Paperback)

George Etell Sargent

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ourselves in a sort of labyrinth, or maze, of narrow and crooked streets, or more properly lanes, veiy rough and rugged, and with few pavements for the convenience of foot passengers. The houses on either side of the street were, many of them, thatched with straw, and built principally of timber and plaster. They were of various heights; here was one which had only a ground floor; next to that was another of three or four stories, each floor extending several feet beyond the one below it, so that the house itself seemed top-heavy, and ready to fall upon the passengers beneath. Most of the houses, indeed, were built in this fashion, so that in the narrowest of the streets, these top stories almost shut out the light and sunshine from the lower rooms, while it was possible for two persons living on opposite sides of the street, to stretch across and shake each other's hands out of the window, if they did but mount high enough, without crossing the threshold of their homes. It was in some such house as this that Master Large lived. But as he was a worshipful gentleman, and came to be one of the sheriffs of London, we may suppose that his house and shop were in one of the best streets in the city, not far from St. Paul's Cathedral, possibly, the old cathedral, of course, which was afterwards burnt clown in the great fire of London. Wherever Master Large's shop was, no doubt it had a great swinging sign over it, which stretched out and hung over the street below. This would have been according to custom; for most tradesmen in those days, instead of simply placing their names over their shop doors, or on the fronts of their houses, had large heavy sign-boards, with paintings on them sometimes, signifying the description of goods which might be bought in the shops to ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Etell Sargent
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-14494-3
Barcode: 9781235144943
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-14494-1

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