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THE

English Metropolis;

OR,

LONDON IN THE YEAR 1820.

CONTAINING

SATIRICAL STRICTURES

ON

PUBLIC MANNERS, MORALS, AND AMUSEMENTS;

& Young Bentleman's adventures ;

AND

CHARACTERISTIC ANECDOTES OF SEVERAL EMINENT INDIVIDUALS
WHO NOW FIGURE IN THIS GREAT THEATRE OF

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION.

BY THB

AUTHOR OF A SATIRICAL VIEW OF LONDON.

“ Houses, churches, mixt together,
Streets unpleasant in all weather;
Gaudy things enough to tempt ye,
Showy outsides, insides empty;
Lawyers, poets, priests, physicians,
Noble, simple, all conditions;
Women, black, red, fair, and grey,
Prudes, and such as never pray;
Many a beau without a shilling,
Many a widow not unwilling;
Many a bargain if you strike it:
This is London-how d’ye like it !"

London:

Printed by Barnard and Farley ;
AND SOLD BY SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

AN

COOLEN IBRARY

18 FEB 1931

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE GEORGE HARRY GREY,

EARL OP

STAMFORD AND WARRINGTON,

AND LORD-LIEUTENANT OF CHESHIRE,

My LORD

Your permission to inscribe this Work to your Lordship is truly gratifying to me, while it affords me an opportunity thus publicly to express my gratitude, for your benignity, and munificent patronage. Equally prized by the virtiious part of the community, for your genuine patriotism, and your unostentatious liberality as the patron of several public institutions; and esteemed by your friends, for those social virtues which render Nobility still more illustrious : may your Lordship long continue, one of the ornaments of that superb Corinthian Column," which adorns, while it supports the national edifice.

I remain,

My Lord,

Your Lordship’s grateful,

and most obedient Servant,

JOHN CORRY.

London, March 1, 1820.

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