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  • Blake's Antisocial Wanderer
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    1794 - Songs of ExperienceLondonby William Blake wander throw' each charter'd street, Near where the charter'd Thames does flow And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every Man, In every Infants cry of fear, In every voice; in every ban, The mind-for'd manacles I hear How the Chimney-sweepers cry Every black " nine Church appalls, And the hapless Soldiers sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls But most throw' midnight streets I hear How the youthful Harlots ...
  • Westminister Bridge Early In The Morning
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    Composed Upon Westminister Bridge is a poetry composed by William Wordsworth, a main character whom the story of the poetry is narrated. In this narrative-styled poetry, Wordsworth is standing on the Westminister Bridge early in the morning and is describing the beauty of London, through his emotions regarding nature. Wordsworth is admiring the calmness and peacefulness of the morning. In, Composed Upon Westminister Bridge, the city of London is portrayed as 'a garment wear in the very early mor...
  • Great Britain
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    Great Britain is an island situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. It is separated from the continent of Europe by the English Channel and the North Sea. There are many rivers in Britain, but they are not long, the longest being the Thames. Many canals are known to have been built to connect the inland water ways. In the mountainous North-West there are many fine lakes, this part being called the Lake District. There is a great deal of rain there. In general the rainfall in Great Britai...
  • City For Blake
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    18th century London, it seems, was not a city of beauty or mirth; that is, at least, for the poets William Blake and Jonathan Swift. Blake's "London" and Swift's "A Description of a City Shower" are both poems in which the pervading theme is one of a dark, miserable city. London is portrayed as a cold and unredeemable city in both the 1710 poem of Swift, and the 1793 poem of Blake. These works, over eighty years apart, are so strikingly similar in their themes and focus that it is evident that E...
  • Sir Christopher Wren's New Plans
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    Sir Christopher Wren Sir Christopher Wren was born under the rule of Charles I. During the year 1632 this child prodigy was born. He was born with the gifts of mathematics. He then learned to do many things with mathematics. Wren became a professor of astronomy, experimented in scientist, and was in the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. Everyone must start somewhere, and that somewhere was the Westminister School. Wren then moved onto Oxford where he received his degree an...
  • Drama Program In London
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    I fell in love with acting the moment I first stepped on stage as Laertes when I was sixteen. Since then, both my attitude toward and interest in the dramatic process have only increased. This semester, I was able to take my first drama class here at Duke. Jay Ober ski, who is my teacher for Drama 99 S, has only added to my love of the stage by showing me just how much fun one can have while acting. Because of this man, I hope to pursue a major in drama, as well as continue my acting career at t...
  • Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
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    Chapter and verse Colin Dexter's Oxford The city of dreaming spires is haunted by the ghost of Inspector Morse, Dexter's morose detective. The brooding buildings are as important a presence as any of the characters in the novels and the 33 episodes of the television series which concluded last year with Morse's death in The Remorseful Day. A two-hour Inspector Morse walking tour departs from the tourist information centre at Gloucester Green at 1.30 pm every Saturday. Price 6.35 (3.50 for childr...
  • City Of London
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    Australia is lying south-east of Asia, between the Pacific and Indian oceans. It is the world's smallest continent which is almost completely surrounded by ocean expanses. Its total area is 7,682,300 sq. km. The continent of Australia is divided into four general topographic regions: a low, sandy eastern coastal plain, the eastern highlands, the central plain, and the western plateau. Although Australia has a wide diversity of climatic conditions, the climate of Australia is generally warm and d...
  • East End Of London
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    London is the capital of Great Britain or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is an old city, its history counts more than two thousand years. London is both the capital oi the country and a huge port. London is situated upon both banks of the Thames, about forty miles from the mouth and is divided into two parts by the river: north and south. There are 17 bridges that cross the river. The population of London is more than 9 million people. The history of London goes bac...
  • West Riding And South Lancashire
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    England in the 18th century A. The Age of Walpole 1714 - 42 1- The structure of society, 1714 - 42 England in 1714 was a land of villages and towns. Its town such as it had, were on the coast. In Lancashire, the west midlands towns of same Size... were beginning to grow, but the majority of it population was still in the south and still rural. The population was probably, in 1714, about five and a half millions, and from 1714 to 1742, after an initial spurt, there was only a very small increase,...
  • London City Liberty And Self Administration
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    I. History of London Between 10-40 A.D. Emperor Claudius conquered Britain and integrated it into the Roman Emporium. The Celtic fortress Londinium was conquered by the Romans in the year 43 A.D. With the construction of the first bridge over the Thamse, BILD Londinium got the importance of a junction, and not just the Romans used this bridge on their way up to the north but also local traders. Thus the small settlement developed to a city after Roman pattern, to a centre of culture, administrat...

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