The million-peopled city
These Prohibited by the Proclamations of succeeding Kings, but in vain.
The next year the King issued a proclamation against these stands, and these proclamations were subsequently renewed; but the people disregarded the same, the popular feeling being strong in favour of the plan. It shows that in a free constitution like our own the voice of the people is supreme. In the reign of ., A.D. , Pepys, although a courtier, in his usual quaint manner, makes the following entry in his "Diary:"-"Notwithstanding this is the first day of the King's proclamation against hackney- coaches coming into the streets to stand to be hired, yet I got one to carry me home."