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were added to this building by subscription, but these being of the Tuscan order, bore no congruity to the former work. Since the commencement of the present. ceutury, the entire Hospital, which had become very rainous, has been pulled down, and the lunatic establishment removed to a new and more spacious fabric in St. George's Fields. Its final demolition was effected about the year 1818, together with that of a long ex-, tent of the old City wall, against which it had been built; the site of both is now occupied by respectable houses, forming a portion of the north side of the street called London Wall.*

PURITANICAL REGULATIONS. During the gloomy reign of triumphant fanaticism that distinguished the memorable period of the civil wars, the people were subjected to many restrictions, and severely mulcted for slight offences, particularly if committed on the Sabbath. Even “

trimming of beards," on the Lord's day," and "travelling" on

The annexed print of Bethlehem Hospital was copied from the view published by Strype in 1720; and it must be regarded as curious from shewing the state of Moorfields at that period. It has been frequently said that the design of the Hospital was taken from the Thuilleries at Paris, and that Louis XIV. felt so indignant at his Palace having been made a model for a lunatic asylum, that he commanded a plan of St. James's Palace to be made “ for offices of the vilest na. lure.” There does not appear, however, to be any real foundation for this story, as Silvester's Views of the Thuilleries present no other similarity to Bethlehem Hospital, than what must naturally occur from a style of artichecture common to both countries.

Fast days, were forbidden, (as well as those real breaches of good manners, swearing and drunkenness), as will be seen by the following entries, which appear in the books of St. Giles's parish.

£ 5. d. 1641. Recd. of the Vintner at the Catt in

Queen Street, for p'mitting of tipling
on the Lord's day

1 10 0 1644. Rec. of three poore men, for drinking

on the Sabbath daie at Tottenham Court 0 4 0
Reco. of Mr. Hooper that he had of de-
faulters in a suspected bawdie house, on
the Fast day

0 12 0 Rec. of Mr. Richard Bigg, for a fault

done by his servant John Roberts • 0 1 0 1645. Rec'. of John Seagood, constable, which

he had of a Frenchman, for swearing
three oathes

- 0 3 0
Reco. of Mrs. Thunder, by the hands of
Francis Potter, for her being drunk, and
swearing seaven oathes

- 0 12 0 1646. Reco. of Mr. Hooker, for brewing on a Fast day

. 0 2 6 Pd. and given to Lyn and two watchmen, in consideration of their paines, and the breaking of ij halberts, in taking the

two drunkards and swearers y pa* - 1 4 0

Watchmen continued to use the Halbert, instead of the Staff, so late as the 4th of Queen Anne, (avno 1706) as appears from an order of Common Council of that year, which directs, “ That a sufficient Watch shall be kept in the City and liberties, with men of strong and able bodies, provided with candles and lanthorns, and sufficiently armed with Halberts.”

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£ s. d. 1646. Recd. of four men, travelling on the Fast

0 1 0 Rec. of Mr. Wetherill, headboro', which he had of one for an oath

-0 3 4 1648. Rec'. from the Citty marshall, sent by

the Lord Mayor, for one that was drunke
at the Forts* in our parish

. 0 5 0 Rec". from Isabel Johnson, at ye Cole

yard, for drinking on the Sabbath day 0 4 0 1652. Rec'. of Mr. Huxley and Mr. Morris,

who were riding out of town in sermon
time on a Fast day

- 0 11 0 1654. Recd. of William Glover, in Queen

Street, and of Isaac Thomas, a Barber,
in Holborn, for trimming of bearde on

the Lerde's day. [The sum is not stated.] 1655. Rec. of a Mayd taken in Mrs. Jackson's ale-house on the Sabbath day

0 5 0 -, Rec'. of a Scotchman drinking at Robert Owen's on the Sabbath

0 2 0 1656. Recd. of Hen. Colewist in Maslyn Fields, for breach of y® Sabbath

- 0 0 1°58, Rec. of Joseph Piers, for refusing to

open his doores to have his house search-
ed on the Lorde's daie

- 0 10 1659. An entry occurs of “ one Brooke's goods

sold for breach of the Sabbath," but the
produce is not set down.

The Forts, most probably, was the Redoubt with two flanks, which had been constructed near St. Giles's Pound, by or ler of Parliament, in 1643, when the whole of London was surrounded by earthen lines and fortifications.

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