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OLD AND NEW LONDON.

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THE THAMES EMBANKMENT.]

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THE ROYAL EXCHANGE & BANK OF ENGLAND.]

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ALDERMAN BOYDELL. From the Portrait in the Guildhall Collection.]

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THE MIDLAND RAILWAY STATION, ST. PANCRAS.]

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Maclure & Macdonald del et lith.

A CITY APPRENTICE, 16TH CENTURY.]

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A BANQUET AT THE GUILDHALL.]

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THE HOLBORN VIADUCT.]

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LONDON WATCHMAN (CHARLIE) 18TH CENTURY]

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ST. PAUL'S FROM LUDGATE CIRCUS.]

[Illustration: A WATERMAN IN DOGGETT'S COAT AND BADGE.]

OLD AND NEW

LONDON.

A NARRATIVE OF

ITS HISTORY, ITS PEOPLE, AND ITS PLACES.

Illustrated with Numerous Engravings

FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES.

VOL. I.

CASSELL, PETTER & GALPIN:

LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK.

[Transcriber's Note: Although the Table of Contents is correct, the chapter heading for Chapter XLIII is used twice and Chapter XLVII missing with chapter headings offset by one in between. These have been corrected in this text document.]

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 Cæsar re visits the "Town on the Lake" The Borders of Old London Cæsar 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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