Merrie England In The Olden Time (volume 1)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byGeorge Daniel

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... Wells,1 the English Grotto (which stood near the New River Water-works in the fields), and, farther in advance, White Conduit House.2 Passing And varied sweets all round display'd, To grace the pleasant flow'ry meads, For those who 're willing joys to taste, Where pleasures flow and blessings last, And God of Health with transport dwells, Must all repair to Sadler's Wells. The pleasant streams of Middleton In gentle murmurs glide along, In which the sporting fishes play, To close each weary summer's day; And music's charm, in lulling sounds, With mirth and harmony abounds; While nymphs and swains, with beaus and belles, All praise the joys of Sadler's Wells'" 1 Once the reputed residence of Nell Gwynn, which makes the tradition of her visiting the " Old Bath House" more than probable. For upwards of a century it has been a noted place of entertainment. 'Tis now almost a ruin! Pass we to its brighter days, as sung in the " Sunday Ramble," 1778:--"Salubrious waters, tea, and wine, Here you may have, and also dine; But as ye through the gardens rove, Beware, fond youths, the darts of love!" 1 So called after an ancient conduit that once stood hard by. Goldsmith, in the " Citizen of the World," celebrates the "hot rolls and butter" of White Conduit House. Thither himself and a few friends would repair to tea, after having dined at Highbury Barn. A supper at the Grecian, or Temple Exchange Coffeehouses, closed the " Shoemaker's Holiday" of this exquisite English Classic,--this gentle and benignant spirit! by the Old Red Lion, bearing the date of 1415, and since brightened up with some regard to the taste of ancient times; and the Angel,--now a fallen one!--a huge structure, the architecture of which is anything but angelic, having risen on its ruins, we enter ...

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... Wells,1 the English Grotto (which stood near the New River Water-works in the fields), and, farther in advance, White Conduit ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021751345X

ISBN - 13:9780217513456

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