Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London During the Eighteenth Century: Including the Charities, Depravities, Dresses, and Amusements, of the Citizens of London, During that Period; with a Review of the State of Society in 1807; to which is Added, a Sketch of the Domestic Architecture and of the Various Improvements in the Metropolis; Illustrated by Forty-five Engravings, المجلد 1
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810
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الصفحة 367 - For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
الصفحة 184 - While they were inquiring and deliberating, they were summoned into the girl's chamber by some ladies who were near her bed, and who had heard knocks and scratches. When the gentlemen entered, the girl declared that she felt the spirit like a mouse upon her back, and was required to hold her hands out of bed. From that time, though the spirit was very solemnly required to manifest its existence by appearance, by impression on the hand or body of any present, by scratches, knocks, or any other agency,...
الصفحة 184 - The spirit was then very seriously advertised, that the person to whom the promise was made of striking the coffin was then about to visit the vault, and that the performance of the promise was then claimed. The company at one...
الصفحة 152 - ... that head. We are satisfied it is less cruelty to take the child with us, even supposing a state of annihilation as some dream of, than to leave her friendless in the world, exposed to ignorance and misery. Now in order to obviate some censures which may proceed either from ignorance or malice, we think it proper to inform the world, that we firmly believe the existence of...
الصفحة 185 - The spirit was solemnly required to perform its promise, but nothing more than silence ensued. The person supposed to be accused by the spirit then went down, with several others, but no effect was perceived. Upon their return they examined the girl, but could draw no confession from her : between two and three, she desired, and was permitted, to go home with her father. " It is therefore the opinion of the whole assembly, that the child has some art of making or counterfeiting particular noises,...
الصفحة 367 - And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end : 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
الصفحة 127 - Gentiles squabble. Here crafty courtiers are too wise For those who trust to fortune ; They see the cheat with clearer eyes, Who peep behind the curtain. 3. Our greatest ladies hither come, And ply in chariots daily; Oft pawn their jewels for a sum, To venture in the Alley.
الصفحة 374 - Though gaming in any degree is perverting the original and useful design of that Coffee-house, it may in some measure be excusable to speculate on the following subjects: — Mr. Wilkes being elected member for London ; which was done from 5 to 50 guineas per cent.