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Lord Mayor, the high importance, nature, and extent of his office and
power; 17;—description of his official dress, and the grandeur of his
public appearance; 19-—the cavalcade formerly attending his election
more magnificent than at the present day; ibid. ;-his person deemed
inviolable: proof of the assertion; ibid. - List of the mayors who have
rendered themselves famous by their patriotic and virtuous actions,
from the year 1283 to the year 1806, inclusive; with a full ac-
count of the different charitable and religious institutions founded and
endowed by them ; 20 to 31.–Form of the annual precept or charge
of the lord mayor to the aldermen of the several wards, and the instruc.
tions contained therein; 47.- Price of bread in the different mayoralties
from the year 1735 to 1806, inclusive; 269.
Lord Mayor's court, account of, and the nature of its jurisdiction; 44.
Lovel, sir Thomas, knight of the garter and treasurer to the household to
Henry VJII. his death, and curious account of the ceremonials of his
sepulture; 138, n.
Lullé, Raimond, short account of his great learning, and martyrdom in
the cause of christianity ; 202.
Lumley, lord John, anecdotes of him; 212.
Magnus, St. brief account of him, his miracies, and martyrdom; 307.-
Description of the charch dedicated to him (London Bridge); 308;-
and of the principal personages buried there ; 309.
Margaret, St. account of her beauty, sufferings, and steadiness in the
faith; 327.-Description of the church dedicated to her, called St.
Margaret Pattens ; 328.
Marine Society, history of it; 429.-Spirited exertions of certain indivi-
duals, particularly of the celebrated and benevolent Jonas Hanway, for
its establishment and support; 430.—Letter written by hiin to a friend
on the subject; ibid.--Beneficial effects of this institution; 432.-Regu-
lations by which the society is governed; 433.
Marshal Saxe, ludicrous anecdote of him ; 56, n.
Martin, Saint, epitome of his life; 414.-Description of the parish church
of Outwich dedicated to him; 415 ;-account of its monuments; 416,
Mary Axe, St. church of, brief account of it; 163.
Mayor. See Lord Mayor.
Menagerie, description of the royal one in the Tower; 256.
Merchants and tradesmen of London, their opulence and honorable cha-
Merchant Taylors' Hall, history of that structure; 408.-Description of
the pictures which adorn its interior; 409.--Account of the company
of Merchant Taylors; ibid.-List of the august and noble personages
who have been enrolled freemen of that company; 410 to 413.
Michael, St. church of, Cornhill, history thereof, and an account of its
benefactors, monuments, &c. 128.-Singular will of Thomas Stowe
(grandfather of the great historian), who was buried in St. Michael's
church-yard-a curious document, descriptive of the superstitious man-
ner of those times; 132.
Mincing-lane, origin of its name, and description of the foreigners who
formerly inhabited it; 320.
Minories, The, origin of the name; 183.
Mint, The, description thereof, of the different occupations of the per-
sons employed there, and of the process of coining; 220.
Navigation Inland, see Inland Navigation.
New River, its beneficial effects to London, and the spirited exertions of
sir Hugh Middleton to produce them; 69;—which ruined his fortune;
70.–Account of its source, progress, and extent, the number and names
of the places it passes, and its termination; 70, 71.
Nivernois, duke de, ambassador froın France to England, anecdote of
him ; 112.
Norway, description of its trade with England; 13.
Norwich, number of persons destroyed there by the plague in the 14th
century; 192, n.
Olave, king of Norway, brief memoirs of him; 334;-several religious
edifices dedicated to him for his piety and defence of the christian
religion ; 335.--Decription of St. Olave's church, Hart-street; ibid.
-account of its principal monuments ; 336.
Old Bethlem, history of the priory of, from its foundation to its dissolu-
lution ; 398.
Paddington canal, its history, and the number and names of the towns
with which it communicates ; 78.
Palm Sunday, singular custom said to have been anciently practised thereon
in the parish of St. Alhallows Staining; 345, n.
Parliament, instance of a Jewish one convened by Henry III. 374 ;-the
king's object in convoking them, and the Jews great disappointment;
Parsons, Humphrey, Esq. (a famous brewer, and twice ford mayor of
London in the last century), anecdote of him; 195.
Pawnbrokers, origin of their custom of affixing three golden balls to their
houses ; 453 ;
Penance, singular one imposed on the rioters in St. Dunstan's church in
the East, A. D. 1417; 276.
Persia, account of its trade with Great Britain ; 14.
Peter se Poor, St. church of, origin of its naine; 446;—and history of
the building; 447.
St. church of, Cornhill, description thereof, and an account of its
monuments, ornaments, and principal benefactors; 133.-Singular in-
scription engraved on brass under the organ gallery; 135.- Affecting
tribute to the memory of departed innocence erected in this church;
Petticoat-lane, great consequence and elegance attached to it in former
times; 387;-wretched state of it at present; 387, 388.
Pewterers' Hall, account of it; 354 ;--incorporation of the company;
Pie-powder court, nature and extent of its jurisdiction ; 53.
Pig-street, singular origin of its name; 448.
Pindar, sir Paul, (ambassador from James I. to the Ottoman Porte) his
great character; 397;--his praiseworthy, but singular benesactions to
the poor; 401.-Instances of his great opulence, extensive charities, and
public spirit; 400.
Pinmaker's Company, history of that fraternity; 436.
Pinners' Hall, brief account of it; 436.
Plague, the, its rise in 1348, and subsequent progress and extent through-
out Europe; 191, n.-Number of deaths, in consequence, in the
course of one year, near London; ibid.—their number in Norwich
and Yarmouth; 192, n.-The pestilence ravages Scotland, and passes
into Ireland, where it attacks the English settlers, but spares the natives;
ibid.- Duration of the calamity; ibid.
Poetry, English, ludicrous specimen of, in the reign of Henry V. 124.
Police of London, short account of it; 54.
Pork and pease, formerly deemed royal food ; an instance; 346.
Pope's bead alley, description thereof, and nature of the business trans-
acted there ; 119.
Porters, Fellowship of, their number of brotherhoods, and different
employments; 297.-Remarkable custom in use among them; ibid.
Portsoken ward, history of its origin, extent, and boundaries; 87.
Portugal, account of its trade with England; 13.
Postern-row (Great Tower-hill), description thereof, and of that part of
the city wall adjoining it; 210.
Provisions, estimate by Guthrie of their annual consumption in London;
84 ;-their value in 1586; 404.
Puddings, importance of making them well ;---an instance ; 172.
Punishments, singular ones formerly inflicted by the citizens of London
on certain offenders ; 121, 122.- Ludicrous punishment imposed on a
baker, for selling light bread; 143.
Quakers, description of one of their meeting-houses, and the principal
doctrines held by that class of people; 392.
Quartern loaf, accurate statement of its price in the different mayoralties
from the year 1735 to 1806, inclusive; 269.
Queenhithe ward, origin of the name, number of its precincts, and names
. of its principal magistrates; 98.
Rag Fair, its situation, extent and business; 189.
Rain Alley, description of the collegiate chapel which formerly stood
therein; and its endowment ; 146.
Recorder of London, nature of his office, and necessary qualifications te
becoine one; 38;-his present salary; ibid.-small stipend formerly al-
lowed him, and the duty he performed for it; 39, n.
Remembrancer of London, the duty and employment of that officer; 40.
Rhys ap Gryffydd, brief memoirs of that illustrious house ; 333, n.
River, navigation, see Thames river.
River, New, see New river.
Roman catholics, number of their chapels in and about the metropo
Romford, cruel execution of the bailiff of that place, and slight offence
for which he suffered; 178.
Royal Exchange, proposal for its erection in 1531, when the merchants
of London transacted their commercial affairs in the open air; 103.-
Sir Thomas Gresham (styled the Royal Merchant) undertakes to build
it at his own expence; ibid.-number of houses cleared away for the
purpose, and commencement of the building; 103, 104;—which is
completed in 1567, and visited by queen Elizabeth, who names it the
Royal Exchange; ibid.--Expence of its erection, protits arising there-
froin, with the disposal and settlement of the same on the death of the
founder ; 105;-Destroyed in the great fire of London, and rebuilt by
sir Christopher Wren; 106;-particulars of its erection, and the expence
attending it; ibid.-Charles II. pays two visits to the building, and is
entertained in a sumptuous manner on both occasions; 107.-Descrip-
tion of the edifice, and of its curious clock; 109;-names of the statues
adorning it; 110.—Printed form of the building, and sketch of thc
different walks contained in it, and their names 111.-Anecdote of the
amiable duke de Nivernois, the French ambassador, when he visited
this edifice; 112.-Additional observations on it; 114.
Royal Exchange assurance office, its institution and object; 113.
- Merchant, origin of the title, and particulars of the public
actions of those who first bore it; 100, n,
Savage gardens, their origin and situation ; 212.
Saxe, Marshal, ludicrous account of him; 56.
Scolds, in former times, punished by imprisonment; 122.
Scotland, state of its trade, number of ships employed, and value of their
imports and exports; 15.
Seething lane, origin of its name; 332.
Sherifts, who are eligible to fill the office;—present mode of their election;
ibid ;---nature of their office, power, and duty ; 37,
Sheriffs' court, nature of their jurisdiction; 45;-remarkable oath ad-
ministered to the attornies practising in those courts ; ibid. n.
Ships, the number of, employed in trade in Great Britain and Ireland,
their aggregate tonnage, and the value of their imports and exports in
1798; 15, 16.
Shopkeepers of London, their upright character ; 56.
Silk, its great value, and the emolument that may be derived from it;
South Sea House, description of it; 406.-History of the South Sea
Steel, its great value, and the profit that may be derived from it; 4, n.
St. Martin-le-grand, court of, extent and nature of its jurisdiction ; 54.
Mary at Hill, church of, some account of it; 298.
Spital, history of the priory and hospital so called ; 395.-
Account of the grand procession of queen Elizabeth to the priory, A.D.
St. Peter ad Vincula, chapel of, (Tower) description of that edifice;
252 ;-account of the several illustrious personages buried there;
253 to 256.
Stow, John, the celebrated historian, brief memoirs of; 169;-his suffer-
ings, death, and character; 171.
Strype, John, some account of “that exemplary divine; industrious bio-
grapher; and ingenious historian; 388.
Sun Fire office, principles of this institution ; 115;— heads and condi-
tions of its insurance; 116;-and premiums paid for the same; 118.
Sweden, account of its trade with England ; 13.
Sweeting's alley, drcadful fire therein, in 1759 ; 123.
Sword bearer to the lord mayor of London, his employment, and the
emolument attached to his office; 41;-nice distinction between
the modes of carrying the sword before the city magistrate and the
peers of the realm ; ibid. n.
Synagogue, description of that belonging to the Portuguese Jews in
Bevis Marks; 380;-and of that of the German Jews in Duke's
Tackle porters, account of them; 298.
Thames and Medway rivers, court of conservancy, extent and nature of
jurisdiction, 17, n.
river, description of, its rise, progress, extent, and navigation,
the number of towns and places it communicates with, and the names
of the different smaller rivers and streams it receives ; 60.- Privileges
and extent of jurisdiction of the corporation of London over this river;
66.-The city forms a towing-path on its banks from Putney to Staines,
after much trouble, assiduity, and expence ; 76.
Ticket porters, 297.
Topography of London ; 87.
Town Clerk of London, the nature of his office and employment; 40.
Tower, history of the; 224 ;—great ceremony used at the opening and
shutting of the gates every night and morning ; 225.-Description of
the buildings within the walls of the Tower; 226;—the White 'Tower;
ibid.--the Modelling Room and Mint; 229 ;-officers employed there
in, and mode of coining; ibid.-Decription of the ancient and curious
records contained in the Tower; 232 ;--the Jewel Office, and its valua-
ble contents ; 233 ;-great clemency of Charles II. to a desperado who
attempted to steel the crown from this office; ibid. n.-Decription of
the Storehouse; 236;--the Small Armoury, and its curious contents;
ibid.--the Horse Armoury and the illustrious personages therein;
242.—Anecdote of prince Frederick (father of his present majesty)
and one of the warders ; 243, n. ---Description of the Spanish Armoury,
the relics prrserved to commemorate the memorable victory over the
Spanish armada, and other curious antiques; 248.-- Account of the
chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, for the use of the garrison of the
Tower, and the inhabitants of its precincts; 252.--Account of several
of the eminent and illustrious persons who forfeited their lives to tyran-
ny, and were buried here; 253 to 256.- Description of the royal
Alenagerie in the Tower; 256 ;-and of other places therein not before
mentioned ; 257.—Account of the Warders and their origin; 259.-
Government of the Tower, and brief re-capitulation of the purpose to
which it is applied ; 200.
hill, observations on a passage in Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
relating to this place, and the strictures of certain critics on the same
street ward, history of its situation, extent, boundaries, and govern-
Trade and learning, the two great sources of fortune and splendor to the
people of England; 0;--the former to be accounted the basis of the
prosperity of the country ;-ibid. - Strictures on trade, and the honour
attached to it; 7;-number of illustrious persons concerned in it, their
names, titles, and occupations ; 8.—The nobility and gentry have
origin from the citizens of London ; ibid.-proofs of the assertion ;
9.--Conclusion drawn from the above premises; 12.–Nuinber of
ships employed in the trade of Great Britain and Ireland, their aggre.
gaie tonnage, and the value of their imports and exports; 15, 10.-
Honourable character of the merchants and traders of London ; 55.-
State of the coal trade of London, and the quantitles imported at dif-
ferent periods; 278.
Tragedy, dreadiul one acted by the Jews at York, when assailed by the
populace ; 371.
Trinity Church, Minories, description of that edifice and its monu-