Westminster Abbey - This church was founded in the year 612, and dedicated to St. Peter, by Sibert the first christian king who embraced christianity. This antient and venerable place is appointed for the coronation, and for the burial of our kings; and contains upwards of 150 monuments erected in memory of the most illustrious personages of the nation.
The length of this church is 360 feet, the nave is 72 feet in breadth, and the part which forms the cross is 195. The arches are gothic architecture. In order to take the most advantageous view of the inside, you must enter at the west door, when the whole body of the church presents itself at once to the view.
This abbey contains a great number of curiosities, and any one may see them on paying six-pence. There are persons always attending to shew and explain them.