Memoirs Of The City Of London And Its Celebrities (volume 2) by John Heneage Jesse

Memoirs Of The City Of London And Its Celebrities (volume 2)

byJohn Heneage Jesse

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. FLEET STREET. St. Bride's Church--Persons Interred There--Salisbury Court--Richardson, the Novelist--Gough Square--Anecdote of Doctor Johnson--Johnson's Court and Bolt Court--Wineoffice Court--Anecdote of Goldsmith--Old Conduit in Fleet Street--Bangor House--Mitre Court--Crane Court--Devil Tavern, and Its Celebrated Frequenters--Residences of Eminent Men in Fleet Street--Chancery Lane--Shire Lane--Anecdote of Coleridge--Kit-Cat Club--St. Dunstan's Church--Its Old Dial. Descending Ludgate Hill, we enter Fleet Street, one of the most interesting thoroughfares in London. As we wend our way along this famous street, let us pause for a few moments to gaze on the graceful steeple of St. Bride's Church, which, with the exception of that of Bow Church, is unquestionably the most beautiful in London. St. Bride's, moreover, in addition to its architectural merits, recalls many interesting memories of the past. Here was interred Wynkyn de Worde, the famous printer in the reign of Henry the Seventh, whose father kept the Falcon Inn in Fleet Street. He himself lived in the street, as appears by his "Fruyte of Tymes," printed in 1515, which purports to be issued from his establishment at the "sygne of the Sonne," in Fleet Street. At the west end of St. Bride's Church was interred the ill-fated poet, Richard Lovelace, and here, also, rests another bard, whose hopes were once as ambitious, John Ogilby, the translator of Homer. Half hidden by one of the pews on the south side, is the gravestone of Richardson, the novelist; and here also lies buried Sir Richard Baker, author of the "Chronicle of the Kings of England," the story of whose melancholy end belongs to our notices of the Fleet Prison. Nor are Ogilby, Lovelace, and Sir Richard Baker the only unfortunat...

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Title:Memoirs Of The City Of London And Its Celebrities (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217020143

ISBN - 13:9780217020145

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