Esoteric London

No. 455: Victoria Embankment, EC4

Posted in Street Furniture, The Thames by esotericlondon on November 25, 2011

Victoria Embankment, London, EC4. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

The Mysteries of London, Volume II – G.W.M. Reynolds, c.1844 – 48:

Chapter CLXVI, The Thames Pirates

It was now about nine o’clock.

The evening was beautiful and moonlight.

Myriads of stars were rocked to and fro in the cradle of the river’s restless tide; and the profiles of the banks were marked with thousands of lights, glancing through dense forests of masts belonging to the shipping that were crowded along those shores.

[ The Mysteries of London was a very popular nineteenth century ‘penny dreadful’. R.D.]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: