The second gave out that they were bound for Wapping
, to destroy a chapel; the third, that their place of destination was East Smithfield, and their object the same.
Emmy, quite at ease, as this was her husband's only cause of disquiet, took his hand, and with a radiant face and smile began to warble that stanza from the favourite song of "Wapping Old Stairs," in which the heroine, after rebuking her Tom for inattention, promises "his trousers to mend, and his grog too to make," if he will be constant and kind, and not forsake her.
George laughed at her naivete; and finally they went down to dinner, Amelia clinging to George's arm, still warbling the tune of "Wapping Old Stairs," and more pleased and light of mind than she had been for some days past.
And as for language, if you want to hear the dictionary overhauled like a log-line in a blow, you must go to Wapping
and listen to the Lonâ€™oners as they deal out their lingo.
Beyond them the thoroughfare roared gently--a tide that could never be quiet, while in the east, invisible behind the smokes of Wapping
, the moon was rising.
'Complaints of that sort are sometimes made, about Ratcliffe and Wapping
and up that way.
All three give glimpses of the shops of grocers, block-makers, slop-sellers, and ship-chandlers, around the doors of which are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping, clusters of old salts, and such other wharf-rats as haunt the Wapping
of a seaport.
But New Bedford beats all Water street and Wapping
. In these last-mentioned haunts you see only sailors; but in New Bedford, actual cannibals stand chatting at street corners; savages outright; many of whom yet carry on their bones unholy flesh.
I could even bear it if it were Wapping
or Shoreditch, but the respectability of Kennington!
I removed from the Old Jewry to Fetter Lane, and from thence to Wapping
, hoping to get business among the sailors; but it would not turn to account.
The man who has gone missing in Shadwell Basin, in Wapping
, was reportedly taking a dip with his friends when he disappeared.