Seven Days in London: A Practical Descriptive Guide

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Сторінка 34 - The following is described as the supply of meat, poultry, bread, and beer, for one year: — 72 miles of oxen, 10 abreast; 120 miles of sheep, do.; 7 miles of calves, do. ; 9 miles of pigs, do. ; 50 acres of poultry, close together ; 20 miles of hares and rabbits, 100 abreast ; a pyramid of loaves of bread, 600 feet square, and thrice the height of St. Paul's ; 1000 columns of hogsheads of beer, each 1 mile high.
Сторінка 54 - Erected in the year 1670, Sir Samuel Starling, Mayor; continued in the year 1671, Sir Richard Ford, Lord Mayor; and finished in the year 1672, Sir George Waterman, Lord Mayor.
Сторінка 68 - ... embankment wall is the low level sewer, and above it is a subway for gas and water pipes. The total cost of the work was 1,260,000?., and the purchase of property amounted to 450,000?. It may give some idea of the magnitude of the undertaking if we cite the items of material employed : — 650,000 cubic feet of granite ; 80,000 cubic yards of brickwork ; 140,000 cubic yards of concrete ; 500,000 cubic feet of timber, &c. The Albert Embankment, on the southern side, was commenced at Westminster...
Сторінка 115 - No letter may be above 18 inches in length, 9 inches in width, or 6 inches in depth, unless it be sent to or from one of the Government Offices. 2. Colonial and Foreign letters. — The rates of postage vary, and are given in a tabular form in the "Official Postal Guide,
Сторінка 15 - Walk along the STRAND (43) ; a few yards along on the right side is the Charing Cross Railway Station and Hotel, in front of which is a copy of the old Charing Cross already referred to. A little further along on the left side is the Lowther Arcade, where there is always afine display of toys and fancy goods. Leaving the arcade by the Strand end, turn to the left along the Strand. In Agar Street on the left, is the Charing Cross Hospital.
Сторінка 47 - GO feet in diameter, covered by a glazed dome, 74 feet from the floor. This circular hall has three tiers of projecting galleries running round it ; the stancheons, galleries, ribs of dome, &c. are iron, of which about 300 tons are used. The floor of the rotunda is composed of 4000 pieces of inlaid woods, in the form of a mariner's compass, within a border of Greek fret; in the centre is the City shield, anchor, &c. ; the...
Сторінка 63 - ... 1245. Here the amiable king John of France was confined, and died in 1364. It was afterwards used as a prison for deserters, but was pulled down in 1816 to make room for Waterloo bridge. — St.
Сторінка 66 - This clock made in the year 1854 by Frederick Dent, of the Strand and Royal Exchange, clockmaker to the Queen, from the design of Edmund Beckett Denison, QC...
Сторінка 53 - The bath is in a vaulted chamber, and is 13 feet long, 6 feet wide, and about 4 feet 6 inches deep.

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