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(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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George Etell Sargent
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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