"My Father's house is situated in Bedfordshire, my Aunt's in Middlesex
, and tho' I flatter myself with being a tolerable proficient in Geography, I know not how it happened, but I found myself entering this beautifull Vale which I find is in South Wales, when I had expected to have reached my Aunts."
Many people in Berkshire, Surrey, and Middlesex
must have seen the fall of it, and, at most, have thought that another meteorite had descended.
'How do you suppose he comes to be a Middlesex
Magistrate?' said I.
"William Guppy, of Penton Place, Pentonville, in the county of Middlesex
," he murmured.
I looked up in amazement; the voice was a voice of Albion; the accent was pure and silvery ; it only wanted firmness, and assurance, to be the counterpart of what any well-educated lady in Essex or Middlesex
might have enounced, yet the speaker or reader was no other than Mdlle.
Do you happen to have heard, ma'am, that I rushed into a prize-ring on the fourth of May last, attended by only sixty special constables; and, at the hazard of falling a sacrifice to the angry passions of an infuriated multitude, prohibited a pugilistic contest between the Middlesex
Dumpling and the Suffolk Bantam?
Pursuing the narrow intricacies of the streets which at that time tended westward near the Middlesex
shore of the river, my readiest access to the Temple was close by the river-side, through Whitefriars.
d'Artagnan, or of confining him in one of the Middlesex
prisons, or drowning him a little on his passage from Dover to Boulogne.
It was difficult to say, for the moment, which was us and which was the Middlesex
bank of the river; but we found out after a while, and separated ourselves.
The outlaw knew it would be futile to pursue him, but yet, so fierce was his anger against this man, that he ordered his band to mount, and spurring to their head, he marched through Middlesex
, and crossing the Thames above London, entered Surrey late the same afternoon.
He played cricket for Middlesex
once or twice, too and he was Captain of Oxford the year that they did so well."
They soon became aware that the stream of life was all pouring one way, and that a vast throng of persons were crossing the river from the Middlesex
to the Surrey shore, in unusual haste and evident excitement.