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AN

ANTIQUARIAN RAMBLE

IN THE

STREETS OF LONDON,

WITH

ANECDOTES OF THEIR MORE CELEBRATED RESIDENTS.

BY JOHN THOMAS SMITH,

LATE KEEPER OF THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM ;

AUTHOR OF "NOLLEKENS AND HIS TIMES,"

AND “A BOOK FOR A RAINY DAY."

EDITED BY CHARLES MACKAY.

SECOND EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

1846.

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CONTENTS

OF THE

SECOND VOLUME.

Temple-Bar-Heads of the Scotch Stuart Adherents affixed to-Civic

Ceremonies performed at—Fleet Street, memorabilia connected with,
Wynkyn de Worde, Isaac Walton, Ben Jonson and Dr. Johnson-
The Devil Tavern-Celebrated Coffee-houses in the neighbourhood-
The Temple— Treasury of the Templars robbed— The Master of the
Temple-Persecution of the Knights Templars – The Knights Hos-
pitallers of St. John of Jerusalem-Lawyers first settled there-Depre-
dations committed by Jack Cade's rioters-The Temple Gardens-
Grand Chivalric entertainment in Queen Elizabeth's reign-Celebrated
residents in the Temple-Boswell's introduction to Dr. Johnson-
Witty lines on the Armorial Bearings of the Temple
Church-Effigies of the Knights Templars there--Inner Temple Hall
- Middle Temple Hall-King's Bench Walk.

Whitefriars (Alsatia) Convent first there—Sir Richard Grey-Shadwell's

" Squire of Alsatia”-Account of Lord Sanquhir, and his trial, and
execution for instigating a Murder-His Confession-Sanctuary in
Whitefriars—Sanctuary abolished—Theatre in Dorset Gardens ; per-
formances at- Richardson's House-Mug-house riots in Salisbury
Court-Ballad in praise of the Mug-Chancery Lane-Isaac Walton's
House-Serjeants’ Inn--Privileges and Ceremonies of Serjeants-at-
Law-Splendid Entertainment to the Judges-Contest for precedence
between the Lord Mayor and Lord Treasurer—" Serjeants choosing
their pillars”-Cowley's House in Fleet Street-St. Dunstan's in the
West-Statue of Queen Elizabeth there—The celebrated Romaine-
Clifford's Inn-Fetter Lane" Praise God Barebones"-Fleur-de-

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New Fleet Market-Bolt Court and Dr. Johnson-Cobbett-The Scot-

tish Hospital-Procession of the Burning of the Pope-Roger North's
account of—The Meal Tub Plot-Charles II's attempt to suppress-
Guy Fawkes' Day-Steeple of St. Bride's Church-Fatal accident in
the Churchyard—Milton's House-St. Bride's Well—The Palace of
Bridewell—Residence of Henry VIII-His speech to Cardinal Cam-
peius in relation to the King's Divorce- The Palace granted to the
City-Bishop Ridley's Letter to Lord Burleigh, which obtained this
grant-Bridewell boys—The old Palace destroyed-Disgraceful state
of Fleet Ditch—The Old Bourne-Fleet Market-Roman Antiquities
found there-Course of River Fleet-Fleet Prison-Atrocious treat-

ment of the Prisoners formerly-Cruelties practised on Jacob Mendez

wurus and Capt. John McPhedris-Fleet Marriages.

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Founder of St. Bartholomew's Hospital-Long Lane, acts of incen-

diarism plotted there—The Barbican-Noble mansions there formerly
-Chapel founded in Red-cross Street, Prince Rupert's house there-
Newgate Street-Bagnio Court-Account of Christ's Hospital, or
Blue Coat School-Navigation School founded there by Charles II.—
Munificence of Sir Robert Clayton to this foundation - The New Hall,
scholarships from-Public suppers—Founder's intention now defeated
-The Cock of Westminster-Christ Church, a remnant of the monas-
tery of Grey Friars-Library founded by Sir Richard Whitindo
The Spital Sermons-Magnificent monuments formerly in the Church
of the Grey Friars—The burial-place of Baxter ; of Sir John Mortimer,
a victim to the House of Lancaster; of an ancestor of Sir Francis
Burdett tyranically murdered ; of a murderess-Pontack's, the first

genteel metropolis eating-house-The Queen's Arms Tavern-War-

wick Lane, site of the mansion of King-making Warwick , 170

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The Old College of Physicians—Anecdote of Dr. Garth-Ivy Lane-

Lovell's Court; Richardson wrote some of his works there-Panyer
Alley, the highest spot in the city-Newgate Market-St. Nicholas'
Shambles-Bladder Street-Mount Goddard Street—The Sanctuary
in St. Martins-le-Grand The Curfew Bell— Rescue of a prisoner, and
flight to the Sanctuary-The Sanctuary broken by the Sheriff of
London, and important consequences detailed - Manufacture here of

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