ANONYMOUS: ‘To the City of London’ (c.1501/02)

WALTER BAGEHOT: from ‘Charles Dickens’ (1858)
BIBLE (OT): Genesis, Ch. 4—The story of Cain and the founding of the City of Enoch
BIBLE (OT): Genesis, Ch. 11—The City of Babel
BIBLE (OT): Ezekiel, Ch. 9
BIBLE (OT & NT): Biblical passages which lie behind the use of the name ‘Babylon’
BIBLE (OT & NT): Key Biblical passages concerning Sodom
BIBLE (NT): Gospel according to St Luke, Ch. 19—Jesus weeps over Jerusalem
BIBLE: from the Psalms—the protection and punishment of the Holy City of Jerusalem
WILLIAM BLAKE: ‘London’ (1794)
JAMES BOSWELL: from his Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. (1791)
JAMES BOSWELL: entry in his London Journal (1762)
CHARLOTTE BRONTË: from Villette (1853)
ROBERT BUCHANAN: ‘The City of Man’
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON: from The Last Days of Pompeii (1834)
GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON: from Don Juan, Canto X (1822)

THOMAS CARLYLE: from letters to Alexander Carlyle (1824)
EDWARD CARPENTER: from Towards Democracy (1883–1902)
LEWIS CARROLL: from Sylvie and Bruno (1889–93)
JAMES CLERK-MAXWELL: ‘Reflex Musings: Reflections from Various Surfaces’ (1853)
ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH: from The Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich, Book IX (1848)
WILLIAM COWPER: from The Task (1784)

JOHN DAVIDSON: ‘A Northern Suburb’ (1897)
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY: ‘London’ (1814)
CHARLES DICKENS: from Oliver Twist (1837–38)
CHARLES DICKENS: from American Notes (1842)
CHARLES DICKENS: from Great Expectations (1860–61)
GUSTAVE DORÉ AND BLANCHARD JERROLD: illustrations from London: A Pilgrimage (1872)

JOHN EVELYN: from Fumifugium (1661)

FRANCIS GALTON: from Inquiries into Human Faculty (1883)
JOHN GAY: Trivia (1716) <full text>
ERIK GUSTAF GEIJER: entry from his Recollections (1809)
JAMES GLAISHER: entry in his Travels in the Air (1863)
WILLIAM GRACE: from The Picture of London, for 1813 (1813)

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: journal entry from his Passages from the English Notebooks … (1857)
BENJAMIN ROBERT HAYDON: journal entry from his Autobiography and Journal (1806)
ALEXANDER HERZEN: entry from his Memoirs (1852)
LEIGH HUNT: The Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events (1848) <full text>

WASHINGTON IRVING: ‘Little Britain’ (1819–20)
WASHINGTON IRVING: ‘London Antiques’ (1819–20)
WASHINGTON IRVING: ‘A Sunday in London’ (1819–20)

HENRY JAMES: from The Ambassadors (1903)
RICHARD JEFFERIES: from The Story of My Heart (1883)
RICHARD JEFFERIES: from After London (1885)
SAMUEL JOHNSON: London (1738) <full text>

CHARLES LAMB: from a letter to William Wordsworth (1801)
LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON (‘L.E.L.’): ‘Changes in London’
LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON (‘L.E.L.’): ‘The Country Retreat’
EDWARD LEAR: from a letter to Lady Waldegrave (1862)

MACAULAY, WALPOLE, BARBAULD: Visions of a future London
KARL MARX & FREDERICK ENGELS: from The Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848)
DAVID MASSON: from British Novelists and their Styles (1859)
HENRY MAYHEW & JOHN BINNY: from The Criminal Prisons of London (1862)
JOHN MILTON: from Areopagitica (1644)
WILLIAM MORRIS: from The Earthly Paradise (1868–70)

SIR RICHARD PHILLIPS: ‘The Road to Putney’ (1817)
EDGAR ALLAN POE: ‘The Man of the Crowd’ (1840)
TOMAS PRYS OF PLASIOLYN: ‘Kowydd i ddangos mae uffern yw Llvndain’/‘London is Hell’ <restricted to Cardiff users only>

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU: from his Confessions (1781–88)
RICHARD RUSH: from A Residence at the Court of London (1833)
JOHN RUSKIN: from ‘Fiction, Fair and Foul’ (1880–81)

SEVENTH EARL OF SHAFTESBURY: entry in his journal (1883)
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: from Peter Bell the Third (1819–39)
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’ (1820)
TOBIAS SMOLLETT: from The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771)
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: from ‘The Man with Cream Tarts’ (1882)

WILLIAM THOMAS THOMAS: ‘The Chelsea Steamers!’
JAMES THOMSON (‘B.V.’): The City of Dreadful Night (1870–74) <full text>
ANTHONY TROLLOPE: from South Africa (1878)
JOHN TYNDALL: from ‘Atoms, Molecules and Ether Waves’ (1882)

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH: ‘The Reverie of Poor Susan’ (1797)
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH: The Prelude, Book VII (1805–50) <restricted to Cardiff users only>

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