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Whitefriars: Appointment in London (Illustrated) (Memories of London Book 2) Michael Lane

Whitefriars: Appointment in London (Illustrated) (Memories of London Book 2)

Michael Lane

Published July 14th 2014
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Kindle Edition
61 pages
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Whitefriars, Britain Travel Library - Appointment in London (Illustrated)By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life- for there is in London all that life can afford. LetsMoreWhitefriars, Britain Travel Library - Appointment in London (Illustrated)By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life- for there is in London all that life can afford. Lets see our appointment in Whitefriars, that dull, narrow, uninviting lane sloping from Fleet Street to the river, with gas works at its foot and mean shops on either side was once the centre of a district full of noblemens mansions- but Times harlequin wand by and by turned it into a debtors sanctuary and thieves paradise, and for half a century its bullies and swindlers waged a ceaseless war with their proud and rackety neighbours of the Temple. The dingy lane, now only awakened by the quick wheel of the swift newspaper cart or the ponderous tires of the sullen coal wagon, was in olden times for ever ringing with clash of swords, the cries of quarrelsome gamblers, and the drunken songs of noisy Bobadils.Whitefriars, London, Britain, Europe, The Carmelite Convent, Dr. Butts, Lord Sanquhar, Bacon and Yelverton, Sir Walter Scott, Fortunes of Nigel, Shadwells Squire of Alsatia, A Riot, Bridewell, Roman Fortification, Saxon Palace, Wolseys Residence, Queen Catherines Trial, First Congregationalists, Granaries, Coal Stores, Great Fire, Flogging in Bridewell, Madame Creswell, Hogarth, Harlots Progress, Pennants Account of Bridewell, Bridewell in 1843, Bridewell Dock, Gas Works, Pepys Visits to the Theatre—Dryden, Dorset Gardens Theatre, Davenant, Kynaston, Dorset House