Esoteric London

No. 793: Waldegrave Road, N8

Posted in Graffiti, Pubs by esotericlondon on March 13, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_8682 copy

Waldegrave Road, London, N8. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

The Little World of London –  Charles Manby Smith, 1857:

The Signs of the Times

In the animal kingdom, there are three Antelopes; fourteen Brown Bears, besides a whole bear-garden of various other lively colours; Birds in the Hand, five; Black Bulls, sixteen; Bulls’ Heads, twenty-five; Black Dogs, four; Black Horses, twenty-five; Black Lions, ten; Black Swans, six; Blue Boars, seven; one Blue Pig; one Blue Lion; one Camel; four Cart-horses; three Cats; one Civet Cat; twenty Cocks; four Cocks with Bottles; two Cocks with Hoops, and one Cock and Neptune; two Dogs and Ducks; fourteen Dolphins; six Eagles; seven Elephants with or without Castles; ten Falcons; one Fish; thirty Foxes, with Grapes, Geese, or Hounds [...].

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