M. Misson's Memoirs and Observations in His Travels Over England

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Theclassics.Us, 2013 - 80 Seiten
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1719 edition. Excerpt: ...Upon the Top of the fame-Hneoha7 lincokiia, LinJum. fame Hill are to be seen divers Ruins of the ancient Linduin, .mention'd by Ptolomj, and by other Authors call'd Lindonmm, Lincolina, and Linidcolinwn. William the Conqueror built a Castle here, whieh is still in Being. The Cathedral is one of the seven famous Minsters of England. London.' The City of London mil be found to be describ'd, in almost all its Parts, in several Articles of this Work, to which the Reader is reftrr'd. To help to get a true Idea of this famous City, you may consider it in the Plans that are every where easy to be had. By their Assistance you fee at a View what could not be describ'd in several Pages. I mail only fay therefore, that the contiguous Cities of London and Weftminpr are situated upon a good even Spot of j Ground, upon the Left f Side and to the North of the Thames, which forms an Elbow hereabouts. The Length of this double City turns along with the River and the Breadth being no where parallel, but unequal, and jutting out like Londinum, Lnudinum, IMiAorAa, Trinobantum, in J Degrees and a half of Latitude. See Fire of London. London seems to be pretty even, and, indeed, is in manjr Parts upon a perfect Level; but upon a closer Examination you find, that it rises from the River to-the Country. All Wefiminjler is on a flat low Ground. f There is a great suburb, or, rather, a sir;all Portion of the City upon the right Side; the Bridge unite tUem into one. like Spider's Claws, cannot be determin'd. The whole is of so great an Extent, that I believe one may safely venture to affirm, that London, including Weftminfler, is the biggest City in Europe. What we are told by Authors of the Antiquity of this City, and of its Etymology, is nothing but a..

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