Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London During the Eighteenth Century: Including the Charities, Depravities, Dresses, and Amusements, of the Citizens of London, During that Period; with a Review of the State of Society in 1807; to which is Added, a Sketch of the Domestic Architecture and of the Various Improvements in the Metropolis; Illustrated by Forty-five Engravings, Volume 1
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Page 367 - For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Page 150 - ... that head. We are satisfied it is less cruelty to take the child with us, even supposing a state of annihilation as some dream of, than to leave her friendless in the world, exposed to ignorance and misery. Now in order to obviate some censures which may proceed either from ignorance or malice, we think it proper to inform the world, that we firmly believe the existence of...
Page 367 - And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end : 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Page 125 - Gentiles squabble. Here crafty courtiers are too wise For those who trust to Fortune ; They see the cheat with clearer eyes, Who peep behind the curtain. 3. " Our greatest ladies hither come, And ply in chariots daily ; Oft pawn their jewels for a sum To venture in the Alley.
Page 374 - Though gaming in any degree is perverting the original and useful design of that Coffee-house, it may in some measure be excusable to speculate on the following subjects: — Mr. Wilkes being elected member for London ; which was done from 5 to 50 guineas per cent.
Page 127 - Five hundred millions, notes and bonds, Our stocks are worth in value ; But neither lie in goods or lands, Or money let me tell ye. Yet though our foreign trade is lost, Of mighty wealth we vapour, When all the riches that we boast Consist in scraps of paper.
Page 367 - Remember, therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do thy first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Page 310 - Bride was conducted to her bed-chamber, and the Bridegroom to his dressing-room, where the Duke undressed him, and his Majesty did his Royal Highness the honour to put on his shirt. The Bride was undressed by the Princesses ; and being in bed in a rich undress, his Majesty came
Page 408 - Queen's demise she had lived in obscurity. This unknown arrived in London from Mansfield, in 1714, drawn by six horses. She frequently said that her father was a nobleman, but that, her elder brother dying unmarried, the title was extinct ; adding, that she had an uncle then living, whose title was his least recommendation. " It was conjectured that she might be the daughter of a Roman Catholic, who had consigned her to a convent, whence a brother had released her and supported her in privacy.