Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 48/51)

[picture: 2055.---Fair Lemons and Oranges.]

2055.—Fair Lemons and Oranges.

A woman with apron tied at her waist carries two baskets, one under her arm and one balanced on her head and resting on top of her broad-brimmed hat; the baskets are filled with fruit. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2056.---Pots to Mend.]

2056.—Pots to Mend.

A man walks while wearing old-fashioned clothing has a large pan or bucket over one shoulder, a saucepan in one hand and a hammer in the other. He wears a wide-brimmed hat, an apron, a ragged apron and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2085.---[Samuel] Butler's House, Pershore]

2085.—[Samuel] Butler’s House, Pershore

The picture shows the house where Samuel Butler (1613 – 1680), the English poet, was born. It is a farmhouse like many others from the period in England, with a thatched roof and brick chimneys. it has an unevenness that adds a quality of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2086.---Plan of St. Giles in the Fields.]

2086.—Plan of St. Giles in the Fields.

This plan of the village of St. Giles-in-the-Fields was made in or before 1840, by which time it was already becoming subsumed into London. [more...] [$]

[picture: 2087.---Westminster About 1600.]

2087.—Westminster About 1600.

The city of Westminster, some four hundred years ago, had the churces and cathedrals of today, but was perhaps somewhat less built-up! Here we are looking across the River Thames at houses, the old [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2088.---The Custom-House, London, as it appeared before the Great Fire. (From a Print by Hollar.)]

2088.—The Custom-House, London, as it appeared before the Great Fire. (From a Print by Hollar.)

In all this increase of wealth and comfort, London of course took the lion’s share; the days had long passed away when as a port it ranked but a little higher in reputation than the ports of Boston, Lynn, and Southampton; and it began to be a general subject of complaint out of London, how it monopolised “traffic by sea and retailing by land, and exercise [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Herstmonceaux Castle]

2103.—Herstmonceaux Castle.

There’s a modern photograph and also a Medieval Festival held each year. The castle is of brick and dates from 1415. The modern spelling is Herstmonceux, near Hailsham, East Sussex. [more...] [$]

[picture: East Basham, Norfolk]

2105.—East Basham, Norfolk

Near Walsingham. “It is a curious and instructive contrast to compare with Herstmonceaux – a true Castle, but in which the domestic mansion was beginning to show itself – with East Basham Hall in Norfolk (Fig. 2105), which forms a true and most beautiful mansion, but in which the traces of old castellated architecture are everywhere conspicuous. It [...] [more...] [$]

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