The great metropolis, by the author of 'Random recollections of the Lords and Commons'.

Saunders and Otley, 1837

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Page 263 - Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery : he cometh up, and is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. In the midst of life we are in death...
Page 263 - MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. In the midst of life we are in death : of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O LORD, who for our sins art justly displeased...
Page 91 - What artificial thing could entertain the senses, the fantasies of men, that was not there to be had? Such was the delight that many gallants took in that magazine of all curious varieties, that they could almost have dwelt there, (going from shop to shop like bee from flower to flower,) if they had but had a fountain of money that could not have been drawn dry.
Page 89 - When the Fire was entered, how quickly did it run round the galleries, filling them with flames : then descending tha stairs, compasseth the walks, giving forth flaming vollies, and filling the court with sheets of fire ; by and by the Kings fell all down upon their faces, and the greatest part of the stone building after them (the founder's statue only remaining), with such a noise as was astonishing.
Page 9 - There is a new Institution that begins to make, and if it proceeds, will make a considerable noise. It is a club of both sexes to be erected at Almack's, on the model of that of the men of White's. Mrs. Fitzroy, Lady Pembroke, Mrs. Meynell, Lady Molyneux, Miss Pelham, and Miss Lloyd are the foundresses.
Page 252 - Mason of the latter part of the last and beginning of the present century, who died at Paris in September.
Page 52 - Next day, when they had fallen, perhaps, one or two per cent., he would make purchases, say to the amount of .£1,500,000, taking care, however, to employ a number of brokers whom he was not in the habit of employing, and commissioning each to purchase to a certain extent, and giving all of them strict orders to preserve secrecy in the matter. Each of the persons so employed was, by this means, ignorant of the commission given to the others.
Page 87 - That if the city would give him a piece of ground in a commodious spot, he would erect an exchange at his own expense, with large and covered walks, wherein the merchants and traders might daily assemble, and transact business at all seasons, without interruption from the weather, or impediments of any kind.
Page 47 - Then a bevy of the gentlemen of the house surrounded him, ' Will you purchase any new navy five per cent, sir ? ' said one, eagerly looking him in the face. " I am not — ' the stranger was about to say he was not going to purchase stock of any kind, but was prevented finishing his sentence by his hat being, through a powerful application of some one's hand to its crown, not only forced over his eyes, but over his mouth also. Before he had time to recover from the stupefaction into which the suddenness...
Page 53 - Had it been known the purchases were made for him, there would have been as great and sudden a rise in the prices as ther'e had been in the fall, so that he could not purchase to the intended extent on such advantageous terms. On the third day, perhaps, the intelligence which "had been expected by the jobbers to be unfavourable, arrives, and instead of being so, turns out to be highly favourable.

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