The Environs of London: Being an Historical Account of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, Within Twelve Miles of that Capital : Interspersed with Biographical Anecdotes

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811 - London (England)
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Page 503 - At the end of all this ceremonial a number of unmarried ladies appeared, who, with particular solemnity, lifted the meat off the table, and conveyed it into the queen's inner and more private chamber, where, after she had chosen for herself, the rest goes to the ladies of the court...
Page 503 - ... a plate, and bread; when they had kneeled as the others had done, and placed what was brought upon the table, they too retired with the same ceremonies...
Page 503 - A gentleman entered the room bearing a rod, and along with him another, who had a table-cloth, which, after they had both kneeled three times with the utmost veneration, he spread upon the table, and after kneeling again they both retired. Then came two others, one with the rod again, the other with a...
Page 424 - Time, who is impatient to date my last paper, will shortly moulder the hand that is now writing it in the dust, and still the breast that now throbs at the reflection : but let not this be read as something that relates only to another ; for a few years only can divide the eye that is now reading from the hand that has written.
Page 502 - That day she was dressed in white silk, bordered with pearls of the size of beans, and over it a mantle of black silk shot with silver threads ; her train was very long, the end of it borne by a marchioness ; instead of a chain she had an oblong collar of gold and jewels.
Page 503 - Slawata, a Bohemian baron, had letters to present to her ; and she, after pulling off her glove, gave him her right hand to kiss, sparkling with rings and jewels, — a mark of particular favour. Wherever she turned her face as she was going along, every body fell down on their knees.
Page 502 - London, a great number of counsellors of State, officers of the Crown and gentlemen who waited the Queen's coming out, which she did from her own apartment when it was time to go to prayers, attended in the following manner: "First went gentlemen, barons, earls, Knights of the Garter all richly dressed and...
Page 502 - Counsellors of State, Officers of the Crown, and Gentlemen, who waited the Queen's coming out ; which she did from her own apartment when it was time to go to prayers...
Page 416 - ... have deceived the people of their money; and also have committed many heinous felonies and robberies, to the great hurt and deceit of the people they have come among,
Page 529 - Sovereygnes reynges, (a thing not often seen,), I mean Kyng Henry, and Prynce Edward's dayes, Quene Mary, and Elizabeth our Quene. He maryed was, though children he had none, And...

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