A database of several hundred historical descriptions and references to London's sounds. They're drawn mainly from primary sources such as autobiographies, diaries and statutes, as well as novels written around the times they depict.
Then begins the scuffling and crambling forth of countless hands high in the air, to catch the eye of him whose voice may give them work . . . All are shouting. Some cry aloud his surname, some his christian name, others call out their own names, to remind him that they are there . . For weeks they may have gone there, and gone through the same struggle – the same cries; and have gone away, after all, without the work they had screamed for.