Behind the growth of the London waterside the docks of London spread out unsuspected, smooth, and placid, lost amongst the buildings like dark lagoons hidden in a thick forest.
To break windows is the last thing one would think of in connection with a ship's topgallant yard, unless, indeed, one were an experienced berthing-master in one of the London docks.
There, in the middle of the broad bright high-road--there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven--stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments, her face bent in grave inquiry on mine, her hand pointing to the dark cloud over London
, as I faced her.
No one in London
knew positively of the nature of the armoured Martians, and there was still a fixed idea that these monsters must be sluggish: "crawling," "creeping painfully" --such expressions occurred in almost all the earlier reports.
The hasty departure from London
soon after the robbery; the large sum carried by Mr.
Monk pronounced this declaration, supported by fifty thousand swords, to which, that same evening, were united, with shouts of delirious joy, the five hundred thousand inhabitants of the good city of London
After miles of outlying streets and little gloomy houses, they reached London
itself, red and roaring and murky, with a thick dampness coming up from the river, that betokened fog again to-morrow.
The flats, their only outlook, hung like an ornate curtain between Margaret and the welter of London
nothing interested her but the theatres and the shops; and she found the theatres less exciting than the Paris cafes chantants where, under the blossoming horse-chestnuts of the Champs Elysees, she had had the novel experience of looking down from the restaurant terrace on an audience of "cocottes," and having her husband interpret to her as much of the songs as he thought suitable for bridal ears.
I had a plan for our going to London
together like sisters, and living by our needles.
I am sure I shall be very happy to show London
Of going back to London
with you, instead of waiting till the new master comes to take my place.
You won't expect me to go back to London
without seeing Magdalen first?
Wordsworth made the country, but Lamb made the town; and there is quite a band of poets nowadays who share his distaste for mountains, and take London
for their muse.
Among the literary adventurers of the age who led wild lives in the London
taverns Marlowe is said to have attained a conspicuous reputation for violence and irreligion.