Memorandums of My Mayoralty

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G. Balne, 1835 - 59 pages
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A satire on the conduct of Henry Winchester during his mayoralty.

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Page 51 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed, Oth.
Page 25 - I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection : I did send To you for gold...
Page 10 - The Mouse-trap. Marry, how? Tropically. This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna: Gonzago is the duke's name; his wife, Baptista: you shall see anon; 'tis a knavish piece of work: but what o
Page 5 - He that imposes an oath makes it, Not he that for convenience takes it : Then how can any man be said To break an oath he never made ? These reasons may perhaps look oddly To th...
Page 45 - Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
Page 59 - Her plaints still remind me of long-banish'd joys, And the sweets of the days that are gone. Each dew-drop that steals from the dark eye of night, Is a tear for the bliss that is flown ; While...
Page 24 - In a Meeting or .Assembly of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Liverymen of the several companies of the City of London, in Common Hall assembled at the Guildhall of the said city, on the 9th day of Jan.
Page 28 - Pray have not I a right to do as I please with my own things ? I am sure you will say yes, and I hope you will write to us soon.
Page 36 - decent enough, but a bit off'. The blood of the martyrs is said to have been the seed of the church, and John Maclean's dramatic sacrifice may do more to shake up the brains of the working class than did...

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