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Let it suffice to say , that I at length arrived in merry Eastcheap , that ancient
region of wit and wassail , where the very names of the streets relished of good
cheer , as Puddinglane bears testimony even at the present day . For Eastcheap ,
I had to explore Crooked Lane , and divers little alleys , and elbows , and dark
passages , with which this old city is perforated , like an ancient cheese , or a
wormeaten chest of drawers . At length I traced him to a corner of a small court ...
( a ) ( a ) The following was the ancient inscription on the monument of this worthy
; which , unhappily , was destroyed in the great conflagration . Hereunder lyth a
man of Fame , William Walworth callyd by name ; Fishmonger he was in lyfftime ...
The great importance attached to this memento of ancient revelry by modern
churchwardens , at first puzzled me ; but there is nothing sharpens the
apprehension so much as antiquarian research ; for I immediately perceived that
his could be ...
By being stored away in this ancient library , you are like the treasured remains of
those saints and monarchs which lie enshrined in the adjoining chapels ; while
the remains of their contemporary mortals , left to the ordinary course of nature ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - haloedrain - LibraryThing
4 stars for Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow. The rest are skippable, they read like the kind of op-ed that spawns lots of other op-eds and blog posts disagreeing with each other. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - JBD1 - LibraryThing
I had read "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" before, but I picked this up to read the other essays included in the collection. "The Art of Book-making" (about a visit to the British ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله