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WHITTINGTON'S HOUSE (LOOKING FROM THE COURT), HART STREET, CRUTCHED FRIARS.

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a cat which he had bought for a Dick Whittington and his Cat; penny, and set to destroy the rats -how the little fellow, at the age of and mice that infested his garret;seven, ran away from a home where how, while the ship was on its voythere was nothing to make him age, the cook-maid's tyranny so happy, was a beggar-boy for some troubled him that he ran away, and years, and then, hearing that the had gone as far as Bunhill Fields, streets of London were paved with when the bells of Bow Church gold and silver, worked his way seemed to call to him, thither to be saved from starvation

• Turn again, Whittington, by the good-nature of a merchant of

Thrice Lord Mayor of London;' Leadenhall Street, named Fitzwarren ;-how he was for a long time and how, when, in obedience to this scullion in the merchant's house, warning, he went back to Leadenmuch favoured by Mistress Alice, the hall Street, it was to learn that his merchant's daughter, but much per- cat had been bought by the King secuted by the 'vile jade of a cook,' of Barbary for treasures worth whose bidding he had to follow;- 100,00ol.; so that he was all at how at length his master, sending a once almost the richest commoner shipfull of merchandize to Barbary, in England, fit to marry good Mispermitted each one of his servants to tress Alice, his patron's daughter, venture something, and poor Whit- to become a famous merchant and, tington had nothing to venture save as Bow bells had promised, thrice

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