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Memories of the Great Metropolis; Or, London from the Tower to the Crystal Palace (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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Memories of the Great Metropolis; Or, London from the Tower to the Crystal Palace (Paperback): Frederick Saunders

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Memories of the Great Metropolis; Or, London from the Tower to the Crystal Palace (Paperback)

Frederick Saunders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...be it remembered, are named from the fact, that in early times the former had a rivulet, now running under ground, and the latter was then the bank of the Thames Pleasant memories cluster around the precincts of Fleet-street and its numerous courts and alleys, for Johnson, Dryden, Cowper, Goldsmith, Richardson, and Lamb have made these places classic ground. Booksellers' shops also there were formerly not a few in this vicinity. Wynkyn de Worde, the celebrated printer, lived at the sign of the " Falcon," in Fleet-street, and the house over Falcon Court yet exists with the date, 1667, upon it; Murray, the successor to Miller, lived here, when he published Irving's Sketch Book; Byron's Childe Harold, and the earliest Nob. of the Quarterly Review. The first English tragedy, strictly so called, was printed at the sign of the Falcon, in 1561. Curll, the eminent publisher, kept his shop " over against" St. Dunstan's Church, with the sign of the " Dial and Bible." On the south side of Fleet-street, between the Temple Gates, may be seen an ancient house, once occupied by the no less celebrated bookseller Bernard Lintot. The sign of his shop was the " Cross Keys." Pinson also lived in this street. Near the junction of Chancery-lane and Fleet-street lived Cowley, Drayton, and Isaac Walton. The celebrated orientalist, Sir William Jones, lived in Lamb's-buildings, Temple, which Goldsmith and Johnson have immortalized by their presence and their pens. The Rainbow, the Mitre, the Cock, and other celebrated taverns in Fleet-street and its vicinity, were among the places of most frequent resort of the literati of those days. Dr. Johnson seems to have had a fickle fancy for changing his lodgings; it has been estimated from first to la...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Frederick Saunders
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-41317-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-41317-2
Barcode: 9781236413178

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