The Cries of London

The Cries of London

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Excerpt: ...W. Reeve, in Fleet Street, 1759," the authoress, after experiencing some of the most curious vicissitudes, in the midst of her greatest distress, says, "I took a neat lodging in a street facing Red Lyon Square, and wrote a letter to Mr. Beard, intimating to him the sorrowful plight I was in; and, in a quarter of an hour after, my request was obligingly complied with by that worthy gentleman, whose bounty enabled me to set forward to Newgate Market, and bought a considerable quantity of pork at the best hand, which I converted into sausages, and with my daughter set out laden with each a burden as weighty as we could well bear; which, not having been used to luggages of that nature, we found extremely troublesome. But Necessitas non habeat legem, we were bound to that or starve. "Thank heaven, our loads were likeshow more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 1.78mm | 81.65g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236728696
  • 9781236728692