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The Fire Of London

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ONE speaking of the fire of London, said, Cannon Street roared, Bread
Street was burnt to a crust, Crooked Lane was burnt straight, Addle Hill
staggered, Creed Lane would not believe it till it came, Distaff Lane
had sprung a fine thread, Ironmonger Lane was redhot, Seacoal Lane was
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Lane was burnt to boot, Snow Hill was melted down, Pudding Lane and Pye
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