This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...inconsiderable portion of the politico-social records of the time. In the autumn of 1715 the Loyal Club, in session at the Roebuck, in Cheapside, burnt the Pretender in effigy; and on the 4th of November in the same year the Jacobite rabble repaid the insult in kind by burning King William III. in the Old Jewry. The Mug-House gentry came to the rescue, cudgelled the disaffected, and bore off the image of Macaulay's hero in triumph to their head-quarters, the Roebuck. Of course the return compliment was paid on the morrow, November 5th, a day sacred to political and Teligious dissensions. The riot of Guy Fawkes' Day being quieted, there was peace for nearly a fortnight, when other and wider-spread riots arose in consequence of the Loyal Society meeting at the Roebuck to celebrate the accession of Queen Elizabeth, and of the mob assembling in St. Martin's-le-Grand for the purpose of burning the effigies of King William, King George, and the Duke of Marlborough. A general collision of forces supervened; and this, the principal disturbance of that year, was quelled by the Lord Mayor, who caused the dispersal of the rabble with the Iofs of one of their men done to death by a gun-shot wound as he was heading a party in an attack upon the Roebuck. The next year, 1716, saw a renewal of hostilities. The loyalty of the Mug-House Clubs was stimulated by their poets, and their songs were extensively circulated. Marrowbones and cleavers gave forth their exhilarating strains, in order to keep up the enthusiasm of the Jacobites; and the fight was further emphasized on either side by oaken cudgels and bludgeons, pokers, tongs, and fire-shovels. Some cold water was thrown on the courage of the seditious unwashed when five of their number were convicted of riot and rebellion...