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Reminiscences

OF THB

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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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 Asber.. 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 reiga..Erection of a Banquetting House

for the Entertainment of a French Embassy in 1581

.. Gorgeous Triumph in the Tilt-yard. Hentzner's

Account of Whiteball in 1598.. Anecdotes and De-

cease of Queen Elizabeth. . Diversions at Whiteball

in the reigns of James I. and Charles I. .Masque of

“Black nesse.”.. 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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