The character of Sir William Vergir introduces John to his guests as a "silly sot" who was left to "the citties
70) The Privy Council further ordered a commission to investigate and settle the "question growen betweene those of the Tower and the Cittie
touching the extent of each of their liberties in some other places adjacent to the Tower.
We know about the latter from the Bargemaster's Bills of Charges which have been preserved in the Corporation of London Records Office; for example, that for 1671 claims for charges 'for carrying the Lord Major & Sherriffs Officers Beadles & Musicke to & from Westminster in the Citties
small Barge & in two hired Barges'.
63) The text then presents the speeches from this pageant, with Saints Andrew and George at its centre, before abruptly concluding that 'This should have been the first Offring of the Citties
Love: But his Majestie not making his Entrance (according to expectation) It was .
The first edition of Hamlet was marketed through an appeal to communal performance, boasting that "it hath beene diverse times acted by his Highnesse servants in the cittie
of London: as also in the two Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and else-where"; Hamlet's twenty-first-century address to its readers is to allow us the privatized fantasy that the individuality of the reader can be reflected and rewarded with a personalised, bespoke Shakespearean text: myHamlet[TM].
yet such was the Vehemencie of the Raine, as his Excellency's Traine was enforced to enter into the Cittie
in greate Disorder, some in Coaches, and others to escape the Extreamity of the Weather, brake the Ranks and galloped; so as the Shewe of the Trayne, which was intended to have been performed in the best Sorte, and which the King and Queen in Person, in Places appointed for the purpose atended to beehould, proved not answerable to Expectation>>.
For example, Woodhouse, C3v-C7r, provides a listing of "the best and rediest highwaies, from any notable town in England, and from the cittie
of London to any notable towne: and likewise from one notable towne to another.
And before these playes weare played there was a man which did ride -- as, I take it, upon Saint Georges Daye -- throughe the cittie
and there published the tyme and the matter of the playes in breeife.
Cooke, Greene's Tu Quoque or, The Cittie
7 Ben Jonson His Part of King James his Royall and Magnificent Entertainement through his Honorable Cittie
of London (1604), [C4.
A Warning, however, seems less confident about the efficacy of this process than Edward IV: 'In every shire, each cittie
, and each towne' the unrepentant Browne gloats, 'George Sanders stil is murthered by George Browne' (2402-3).
The Privy Council sent the Lord Mayor a letter in February, indicating that the King had been made aware of some slackness in enforcement and ordering "nowe absolutelie to prohibite the killinge and utteringe of ffiesh by any Butcher or other person in the Cittie
of London or in anie other partes of the kingdome duringe Lent.