The Picture of London for 1806

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Roden and Lewis, 1806 - London (England) - 432 pages

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Page 222 - Hebrews' children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages.
Page 17 - Southwark ; and (b) the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, so far as relates to any powers of local government exerciseable by them or their officers within the borough of Westminster, and the Court of Burgesses of the ancient city of Westminster.
Page 13 - ... assisting therein, for which they were requited with a thousand blessings from the poor distressed people. By the favour of God the wind slackened a little on Tuesday night, and the flames meeting with brick buildings at the temple, by little and little it was observed to lose its force on that side, so that on Wednesday morning we began to hope well, and His Royal Highness, never...
Page 224 - To such especially this house of refuge opens wide its doors ; and, instead of being driven by despair to lay violent hands on themselves, and to superadd the crime of selfmurder to that guilt which is the cause of their distress, or of being forced by the strong call of hunger into prostitution, they find a safe and quiet retreat in this abode of peace and reflection.
Page 175 - Society have been distributed to promote the jolite arts of painting and sculpture, the artist has also most judiciously introduced a picture and statue. The subject of the picture is the Fall of Lucifer, designed by Mr Barry, when the Royal Academy had selected six of the members to paint pictures for St Paul's Cathedral ; the statue is that of the Grecian mother dying, and in those moments attentive only to the safety of her child.
Page 108 - In the centre of the room, between the table and the bar, is a capacious area. The seats for the members occupy each side and both ends of the room, with the exception of the passages. There are five rows of seats rising in gradation above each other, with short backs and green morocco cushions. The seat on the floor, on the right hand of the Speaker, is called the Treasury Bench, because there many of the members of administration usually sit.
Page 170 - Society, it may be necessary to explain the mode by which its members are elected. Each member has the privilege, at any weekly meeting of the Society, of proposing any person who is desirous to become a member, provided such proposal is signed by three members of the Society. Peers of the realm, or lords of parliament, are, on their being 6 proposed.
Page 155 - ... in Christ's Hospital ; — examine the masters of the king's ships ; — appoint pilots for the Thames; — erect light-houses and...
Page 140 - RA, the present architect to the Bank. The area in the centre, planted with trees and shrubs, and ornamented with a fountain, was formerly the churchyard of St. Christopher, Threadneedle-street. The management of the Bank is vested in a Governor, Deputy-Governor, and twenty-four Directors, eight of whom go out every year. The qualification for Governor is 40001.
Page 153 - But Letters, whether for Town or Country, may be put in at either of the Two Principal Offices Three Quarters of an Hour later for each Dispatch.

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