Memorials of Temple Bar; with some account of Fleet street, and the parishes of st. Dunstan and st. Bride, London

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Сторінка 107 - London from all other cities ; that the coffeehouse was the Londoner's home, and that those who wished to find a gentleman commonly asked, not whether he lived in Fleet Street or Chancery Lane , but whether he frequented the Grecian or the Rainbow.
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Сторінка 116 - Our streets are filled with blue boars, black swans, and red lions ; not to mention flying pigs, and hogs in armour, with many other creatures more extraordinary than any in the deserts of Africa.
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