Old St. Paul's Cathedral

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Seeley, 1902 - 80 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 72 - Europe, as not long before repaired by the late king) now rent in pieces, flakes of vast stone split asunder, and nothing remaining entire but the inscription in the architrave, showing by whom it was built, which had not one letter of it defaced.
Pàgina 72 - Whitehall as far as London Bridge, through the late Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill, by St. Paul's, Cheapside, Exchange, Bishopsgate, Aldersgate, and out to Moorfields, thence through Cornhill, &c., with extraordinary difficulty, clambering over heaps of yet smoking rubbish, and frequently mistaking where I was. The ground under my feet was so hot, that it even burnt the soles of my shoes.
Pàgina 72 - Stationers, and carried thither for safety, they were all consum'd, burning for a weeke following. It is also observable that the lead over the altar at the East end was untouch'd, and among the divers monuments, the body of one Bishop remain'd intire.
Pàgina 71 - ... but crying out and lamentation, running about like distracted creatures, without at all attempting to save even their goods : such a strange consternation there was upon them...
Pàgina 71 - ... to shelter both people and what goods they could get away. Oh, the miserable and calamitous spectacle ! such as haply the world had not seen the like since the foundation of it, nor will be outdone till the universal conflagration of it.
Pàgina 71 - God grant mine eyes may never behold the like, who now saw above 10,000 houses all in one flame! The noise and cracking and thunder of the impetuous flames, the shrieking of women and children, the hurry of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches, was like a hideous storm; and the air all about so hot and inflamed, that at the last one was not able to approach it, so that they were forced to stand still, and let the flames burn on, which they did, for near two miles in length and one in...
Pàgina 63 - ... or loud whisper. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and a-foot.
Pàgina 70 - Up by five o'clock ; and, blessed be God ! find all well, and by water to Paul's Wharf. Walked thence, and saw all the town burned, and a miserable sight of Paul's Church, with all the roofs fallen, and the body of the quire fallen into St. Fayth's ; Paul's school also, Ludgate and Fleet-street. My Father's house, and the Church, and a good part of the Temple the like.
Pàgina 71 - ... of people, the fall of towers, houses and churches was like a hideous storm; and the air all about so hot and inflamed, that at the last one was not able to approach it, so that they were forced to stand still, and let the flames burn on, which they did, for near two miles in length and one in breadth. The clouds also of smoke were dismal, and reached, upon computation, near fifty miles in length.
Pàgina 71 - ... hospitals, monuments and ornaments, leaping after a prodigious manner from house to house and...

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