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CITY, government. A town incorporated by that name. Originally, this word did not signify a town, but a portion of mankind who lived under the same government: what the Romans called civitas, and, the Greeks polis; whence the word politeia, civitas seu reipublicae status et administratio. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. 1. 1, t. 1, n. 202; Henrion de Pansey, Pouvoir Municipal, pp. 36, 37.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Newly setfoorth, as it hath bin sundrie times plaide in the honorable cittie of London.
The character of Sir William Vergir introduces John to his guests as a "silly sot" who was left to "the citties keeping ...
(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." (71) And in October 1637, as Heywood was preparing Londini Speculum, Lord Mayor Edward Bromfield, Fishmonger, wrote to the Council to complain that some of the Tower's yeoman warders who kept shops within the City refused to contribute to the watch "for the safety of the city," as they were required to do.
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'.(28) It seems that, in any given year, the company responsible for the Show employed the musicians who played in the new Lord Mayor's barge as well as in its own barge.
Intriguingly, the York corporation decided to deny permission for the 1609 theatre (after initially being disposed to support it) when the collective that had requested licence to establish the playhouse apparently proceeded with its creation before receiving official authorisation and because it was alleged that they had "drawne vnto ther companyes straingers that did inhabitt in the Countrie, and likewise some of manuell occupacions in this Cittie who do intend to give over ther occupacions and fall to [ ...
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].
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." Woodhouse lists the mileage between villages on the way "From Barwicke to Yorke," "From Yorke to London," "From Yorke to Notingham," "From S.
The manner of which plays was thus: They weare devided into 24 pagiantes acordinge to the companyes of the Cittie. And everye companye broughte forthe theire pagiant, which was the cariage or place which the played in.
7 Ben Jonson His Part of King James his Royall and Magnificent Entertainement through his Honorable Cittie of London (1604), [C4.sup.v]-[D1.sup.v].
"'The Cittie is in an uproare': Staging London in The Booke of Sir Thomas More".