St. Paul's arose like some huge mountain above the enormous mass of smaller buildings.
On a very gloomy dismal day, just such a one as it ought to be, I went to see Westminster Abbey.
I am very sorry to say that I rejoiced when I once more perceived the towers of Windsor behind me.
The joining of the whole congregation in prayer has something exceedingly solemn and affecting in it.
It is a common observation, that the more solicitous any people are about dress, the more effeminate they are.
Every view, and every object I studied attentively, by viewing them again and again on every side, for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination.
These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld.
In London, before I set out, I had paid one shilling; another was now demanded, so that upon the whole, from London to Richmond, the passage in the stage costs just two shillings.
A traveller on foot in this country seems to be considered as a sort of wild man or out-of-the way being, who is stared at, pitied, suspected, and shunned by everybody that meets him.
You see in the streets of London, great and little boys running about in long blue coats, which, like robes, reach quite down to the feet, and little white bands, such as the clergy wear.