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The System of the World Setting & Symbolism

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Fleet Prison

Fleet Prison burned down in 1616 and was rebuilt in 1670. The prison is 250 feet long, 40 feet wide and 40 feet high. It occupies six acres.

The Prudence

The Prudence is a simple and virtuous vessel with a fat cargo hold. The ship is owned by Orney and is used to make runs up and down the River Thames.

Church of St. Olave

The Church of St. Olave is near the bridge of the Thames. It marks where the waves of equal width are below the waterfront.

Chamberlains Wharf and Bridge yard

These two wharves of equal length are located on the Thames Bridge. Each is allowed communication with the nearby streets and offers hinterland access.

London Bridge buildings

Built by trial and error, many people constructed these buildings by making illegal additions to existing buildings. Many of the structures overlook the Thames and often give way, falling into...

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