HAUNTED LONDON
HAUNTED LONDON

HAUNTED LONDON

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CONTENTS.


CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION pp. 1-3


CHAPTER II. TEMPLE BAR.

The Devil Tavern--London Bankers and Goldsmiths--A Whim
of John Bushnell, the Sculptor--Irritating Processions--
The Bonfire at Inner Temple Gate--A Barbarous Custom--
Called to the Bar--A Curious Old Print of 1746--The
White Cockades--An Execution on Kennington Common--
Shenstone’s “Jemmy Dawson”--Counsellor Layer--Dr.
Johnson in the Abbey--The Proclamation of the Peace of
Amiens--The Dispersion of the Armada--City Pageants and
Festivities--The Guildhall--The Guildhall Twin Giants--
Proclamation of War--A Reflection pp. 4-24


CHAPTER III. THE STRAND (SOUTH SIDE).

Essex Street--Beheading a Bishop--Exeter Place--The
Gipsy Earl--Running a-muck--Lettice Knollys--A Portrait
of Essex--Robert, Earl of Essex, the Parliamentary
General--The Poisoning of Overbury--An Epicurean
Doctor--Clubable Men--The Grecian--The Templar’s
Lounge--Tom’s Coffee-house--A Princely Collector--“The
Long Strand”--“Honest Shippen”--Boswell’s Enthusiasm--
Sale and the Koran--The Infamous Lord Mohun--A fine
Rebuke--Jacob Tonson pp. 25-55


CHAPTER IV. SOMERSET HOUSE.

The Protector Somerset--Denmark House--The Queen’s
French Servants--The Lying-in-State of Cromwell--Scenes
at Somerset House--Sir Edmondbury Godfrey--Old Somerset
House--Erection of the Modern Building--Carlini’s
Grandeur--A Hive of Red Tapists--Expensive Auditing--The
Royal Society--The Geological and the Antiquarian
Societies--A Legend of Somerset House--St. Martin’s Lane
Academy--An Insult to Engravers--Rebecca’s Practical
Jokes--A Fashionable Man actually Surprised--Lying in
State pp. 56-81


CHAPTER V. THE STRAND (SOUTH SIDE, CONTINUED).

The Folly--Fountain Court and Tavern--The Coal-hole--The
Kit-cat Club--Coutts’s Bank--The Eccentric Philosopher--
Old Salisbury House--Robert the Devil--Little Salisbury
House--Toby Matthew--Ivy Bridge--The Strand Exchange--
Durham House--Poor Lady Jane--The Parochial Mind--A
Strange Coalition--Garrick’s Haunt--Shipley’s School of
Art--Barry’s Temper--The Celestial Bed--Sir William
Curtis pp. 82-105


CHAPTER VI. THE SAVOY.

The Earl of Savoy--John Wickliffe--A French King
Prisoner--The Kentish Rebellion--John of Gaunt--The
Hospital of St. John--Cowley’s Regrets--Secret
Marriages--Conference between Church of England and
Presbyterian Divines--An Illegal Sanctuary--A Lampooned
General--A Fat Adonis--John Rennie--Waterloo Bridge--The
Duchy of Lancaster pp. 106-125


CHAPTER VII. FROM THE SAVOY TO CHARING CROSS.

York House--Lord Bacon--“To the Man with an Orchard give
an Apple”--“Steenie”--Buckingham Street--Zimri--York
Stairs--Pepys and Etty--Scenery on the Banks of the
Thames--The London Lodging of Peter the Great--The Czar
and the Quakers--The Hungerford Family--The Suspension
Bridge--Grinling Gibbons--The Two Smiths--Cross
Readings--Northumberland Street--Armed Clergymen pp. 126-145


CHAPTER VIII. THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STRAND (FROM TEMPLE BAR TO CHARING
CROSS).

Faithorne, the Engraver--The Stupendous Arch--The Murder
of Miss Ray--One of Wren’s Churches--Thomas Rymer--Dr.
Johnson at Church--Shallow’s Revelry--Low Comedy
Preachers--New Inn--Alas! poor Yorick!--The first
Hackney Coaches--Doyley--The Beef-steak Club--Beef and
Liberty--Madame Vestris--Old Thomson--Irene in a
Garret--Mathews at the Adelphi--The Bad Points of
Mathew’s Acting--The Old Adelphi--A Riot in a Theatre--
Dr. Johnson’s Eccentricities pp. 146-189


CHAPTER IX. CHARING CROSS.

The Gunpowder Plot--Lord Herbert’s Chivalry--A Schoolboy
Legend--Goldsmith’s Audience--Dobson Buried in a
Garret--Charing--Queen Eleanor--A Brave Ending--
Great-hearted Colonel Jones--King Charles at Charing
Cross--A Turncoat--A Trick of Curll’s--The Cock Lane
Ghost--Savage the Poet--The Mews--The Nelson Column


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BN ID: 2940015757439
Publisher: SAP
Publication date: 12/09/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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