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OR,
Reminiscences

OF TAB

BRITISH METROPOLIS:

INCLUDING

CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES,
ANTIQUARIAN, TOPOGRAPHICAL, DESCRIPTIVE,

AND LITERARY.

BY

EDWARD WEDLAKE BRAYLEY,

F.S.A. M.R.S.L. &c. &c.

" The Man who stood on the Acropolis,
And looked down over Attica ; or he
Who has sail'd where picturesque Constantinople is,

Or seen Tombuctoo, or hath taken tea
In small-eyed China's crockery-ware metropolis,

Or sat amidst the bricks of Nineveh,
May not think much of LONDON's first appearance,--
But ask him what he thinks of it a year hence ? "

LORD BYRON.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

HURST, CHANCE, AND CO.

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Hubert de Burgh erects a mansion on this site..Be-
queathed to the Black Friars..Sold to Walter
Gray, Archbishop of York, and made the Archiepis-
copal Palace of that see.. Splendid establishment
and pompous living of Cardinal Wolsey at York Place.
..Wolsey's disgrace and retirement to Asher..York
Place occupied by King Henry VIII., who erects
additional buildings there, and annexes the whole,
together with St. James's Park, to his ancient Pa-
lace of Westminster.... Marriage of that Sovereign
with Anne Boleyn, at York Place..Early occurrence
of the appellation Whitehall..Henry reviews a
grand muster of armed Citizens from the Gate-house.
..His death..Splendour of Whitehall in Queen
Elizabeth's reign..Erection of a Banquetting House
for the Entertainment of a French Embassy in 1581
..Gorgeous Triumph in the Tilt-yard..Hentzner's
Account of Whitehall in 1598..Anecdotes and De-
cease of Queen Elizabeth.. Diversions at Whitehall
in the reigns of James I. and Charles I..Masque of
"Blacknesse."..Marriage of the Princess Elizabeth
..Designs for a new Palace by Inigo Jones.. Ban-
quetting-house..Ordinances for selling the Pictures

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