Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
As I came down the Highgate Hill, The Highgate Hill, the Highgate Hill, As I came down the Highgate Hill I met the suns bravado, And saw below me, fold on fold, Grey to pearl and pearl to gold, This London like a land of old, The land of Eldorado. Henry BashfordRomances.
A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown On a fools headand there is London Town. ByronDon Juan. Canto X. St. 82.
Then in town let me live, and in town let me die For I own I cant relish the country, not I. If I must have a villa in summer to dwell, Oh give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall. Captain MorrisThe Contrast.
The way was long and weary, But gallantly they strode, A country lad and lassie, Along the heavy road. The night was dark and stormy, But blithe of heart were they, For shining in the distance The lights of London lay. O gleaming lights of London, that gem of the citys crown; What fortunes be within you, O Lights of London Town! George R. Sims. Song in Lights of London.