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.]

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