The Public Buildings of the City of London Described, Band 5

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John Harris (Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard), 1831 - 259 Seiten
 

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Seite 58 - ... which two parts of the school are divided by a curtain, to be drawn at pleasure. Over the master's chair is an image of the child Jesus, of admirable work, in the gesture of teaching ; whom all the boys, going and coming, salute with a short hymn : and there is a representation of God the Father, saying ' Hear ye him ;' these words being written at my suggestion.
Seite 122 - Nation, for such time as to His Wisdom seem'd good, to an high pitch of prosperity and glory ; by unanimity at home ; by confidence and reputation abroad ; by alliances wisely chosen and faithfully observed ; by colonies united and protected ; by decisive victories by sea and land; by conquests made by arms and generosity in every part of the globe ; by commerce, for the first time united with, and made to flourish by war; was pleased to raise up as a principal instrument in this memorable work WILLIAM...
Seite 59 - Hear ye him,' — these words being written at my suggestion. The fourth, or last apartment, is a little chapel for divine service. The school has no corners or hidingplaces, nothing like a cell or closet. The boys have their distinct forms or benches, one above another. Every form holds sixteen, and he that is head or captain of each form has a little kind of desk, by way of pre-eminence. They are not to admit all boys of course, but to choose them in according to their parts and capacities.
Seite 158 - Now horrible flakes of fire mount up to the sky, and the yellow smoke of London ascendeth up towards Heaven, like the smoke of a great furnace, a smoke so great, as darkened the Sun at noon-day : if at any time the Sun peeped forth, it looked red like blood.
Seite 58 - The first, namely, the porch and entrance, is for catechumens, or the children to be instructed in the principles of religion, where no child is to be admitted but what can read and write. The second apartment is for the lower boys, to be taught by the second master or...
Seite 155 - Then, then the city did shake indeed ; and the inhabitants did tremble, and flew away in great amazement from their houses, lest the flames should devour them ; rattle, rattle, rattle, was the noise which the fire struck upon the ear round about, as if there had been a thousand iron chariots beating upon the stones: and if you opened your eye to the opening of the streets, where the fire was come, you might see, in some places, whole streets at once in flames, that issued forth as if they had been...
Seite 130 - Now I, being thus abus'd below, Did walk up stairs, where on a row Brave shops of ware did make a show most sumptuous. But, when the shop-folk me did spy, They drew their dark light instantly, And said, in coming there, was I presumptuous. The gallant girls that there sold knacks Which ladies and brave women lacks, When they did see me, they did wax in choler. Quoth they, " we ne'er knew Conscience yet, And, if he comes our gains to let, We'll banish him; he'll here not get one scholar.
Seite 57 - Upon the death of his father, when by right of inheritance he was possessed of a good sum of money, lest the keeping of it should corrupt his mind, and turn it too much toward the world, he laid out a great part of it in building a new school in the churchyard of St. Paul's, dedicated to the child Jesus, a magnificent fabric, to which he added two...
Seite 168 - London was, in four years' time, rebuilt with so much beauty and magnificence, that they who saw it in both states, before and after the fire, could not reflect on it, without wondering where the wealth could be found to bear so vast a loss as was made by the fire, and so prodigious an expense as was laid out in the rebuilding.

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