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Old and New London by Walter Thornbury

CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION 1

CHAPTER I.

ROMAN LONDON.

Buried London--Our Early Relations--The Founder of London--A Distinguished Visitor at Romney Marsh--Caesar re-visits the "Town on the Lake"--The Borders of Old London--Caesar fails to make much out of the Britons--King _Brown_--The Derivation of the Name of London--The Queen of the Iceni--London Stone and London Roads--London's Earlier and Newer Walls--The Site of St. Paul's--Fabulous Claims to Idolatrous Renown--Existing Relics of Roman London--Treasures from the Bed of the Thames--What we Tread underfoot in London--A vast Field of Story 16

CHAPTER II.

TEMPLE BAR.

Temple Bar--The Golgotha of English Traitors--When Temple Bar was made of Wood--Historical Pageants at Temple Bar--The Associations of Temple Bar--Mischievous Processions through Temple Bar--The First Grim Trophy--Rye-House Plot Conspirators 22

CHAPTER III.

FLEET STREET:--GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

Frays in Fleet Street--Chaucer and the Friar--The Duchess of Gloucester doing Penance for Witchcraft--Riots between Law Students and Citizens--'Prentice Riots--Oates in the Pillory--Entertainments in Fleet Street--Shop Signs--Burning the Boot--Trial of Hardy--Queen Caroline's Funeral 32

CHAPTER IV.

FLEET STREET (_continued_).

Dr. Johnson in Ambuscade at Temple Bar--The First Child--Dryden and Black Will--Rupert's Jewels--Telson's Bank--The Apollo Club at the "Devil"--"Old Sir Simon the King"--"Mull Sack"--Dr. Johnson's Supper to Mrs. Lennox--Will Waterproof at the "Cock"--The Duel at "Dick's Coffee House"--Lintot's Shop--Pope and Warburton--Lamb and the _Albion_--The Palace of Cardinal Wolsey--Mrs. Salmon's Waxwork--Isaak Walton--Praed's Bank--Murray and Byron--St. Dunstan's--Fleet Street Printers--Hoare's Bank and the "Golden Bottle"--The Real and Spurious "Mitre"--Hone's Trial--Cobbett's Shop--"Peele's Coffee House" 35

CHAPTER V.

FLEET STREET (_continued_).

The "Green Dragon"--Tompion and Pinchbeck--The _Record_--St. Bride's and its Memories--_Punch_ and his Contributors--The _Dispatch_--The _Daily Telegraph_--The "Globe Tavern" and Goldsmith--The _Morning Advertiser_--The _Standard_--The _London Magazine_--A Strange Story--Alderman Waithman--Brutus Billy--Hardham and his "37" 53

CHAPTER VI.

FLEET STREET (NORTHERN TRIBUTARIES--SHIRE LANE AND BELL YARD).

The Kit-Kat Club--The Toast for the Year--Little Lady Mary--Drunken John Sly--Garth's Patients--Club Removed to Barn Elms--Steele at the "Trumpet"--Rogues' Lane--Murder--Beggars' Haunts--Thieves' Dens--Coiners--Theodore Hook in Hemp's Sponging-house--Pope in Bell Yard--Minor Celebrities--Apollo Court 70


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