The Great Metropolis

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E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1838
 

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Página 170 - 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...
Página 171 - 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 ? Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, 0 holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Página 61 - 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.
Página 58 - 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.
Página 33 - 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...
Página 37 - Had it been known the purchases were made for him, there. would have been as great and sudden a rise in the prices as there 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 unfavorable, arrives, and instead of being so, turns but to be highly favorable.
Página 88 - Paris. equivalent to his debt, but also the state of exchange between London and Hamburgh, Hamburgh and Paris, &c. ; for it frequently happens that it will be more advantageous for him to buy a bill on Hamburgh, Amsterdam, or Lisbon, and to direct his agent to invest the proceeds in a bill on Paris, rather than remit directly to the latter. This is termed the arbitration
Página 41 - I shall not say what — before he would pay a sixpence after the treatment he had met with from them. " As for you, you vagabond, ' My son Jack,'* who have had the audacity to make such a proposal to me ; as for you, sir, if you don't make haste out of the room I'll pitch you out of the window.
Página 143 - London," were so crowded together in dark dungeons, that the air, becoming corrupted by their stench, occasioned a disease, called the " gaol distemper," of which they died by dozens in a day. Cartloads of dead bodies, he says, used to be carried out and thrown into a pit in the churchyard of Christ Church without ceremony. The effluvia in the year 1750 was so horrible, that it made a pestilence in the whole district.
Página 63 - On the 3 1 st of the same month, the first stone of the column on the east side of the north entrance was laid by the Duke of York, afterwards James the Second, and on the 19th of November, the foundation stone of the eastern column of the south entrance was laid by Prince Rupert. During the period occupied by the re-building of...

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