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admirers of Mr Leigh Hunt's writings, but to readers generally; especially those to whom the present aspect and population of the streets from St. Paul's to St. James's are more familiar than the past.

It was the wish of the Publishers to have included the whole range of the metropolis in one publication ; but to do so, on the scale of the present work, would have tasked the exertions of Mr Hunt too severely for the state of his health. The idea was, therefore, abandoned for the present; and the Author has been content to continue his retrospect of the sovereigns of England, so as to include the Court of St. James's.

The public approbation of these volumes will be the strongest inducement that the Author could desire to complete his account of London, by extending his researches east, west, north, and south ; making the whole circuit of the town, and advancing with its streets into the very suburbs.

65, CORNHILL, Nov. 1848.

CONTENTS

11

CONTENTS

THE STRAND - ANCIENT STATE OF THE STRAND. BUT-

CHER ROW. DEATH OF LEE, THE DRAMATIC POET.

JOHNSON AT AN EATING HOUSE. ESSEX STREET.

HOUSE AND HISTORY OF THE FAVOURITE EARL OF

ESSEX. SPENSER'S VISIT THERE. ESSEX, GENERAL OF

THE PARLIAMENT. ESSEX HEAD OLUB. DEVEREUX

COURT. GRECIAN COFFEE-HOUSE. TWINING, THE

ACCOMPLISHED SCHOLAR. ST. CLEMENT DANES.

CLEMENT'S INN. FALSTAFF AND SHALLOW. NOR-

FOLK, ARUNDEL, SURREY, AND HOWARD STREETS.

NORFOLK HOUSE. ESSEX'S RING AND THE COUNTESS

OF NOTTINGHAM. WILLIAM PENN. BIRCH. DR

BROCKLESBY. CONGREVE, AND HIS WILL. VOL-

TAIRE'S VISIT TO HIM. MRS BRACEGIRDLE. TRA-

GICAL END OF MOUNTFORD THE PLAYER. ANCIENT

CROSS, MAYPOLE. NEW CHURCH OF ST. MARY-LE-

STRAND, OLD SOMERSET HOUSE. HENRIETTA MARIA

AND HER FRENCH HOUSEHOLD. WALLER'S MISHAP AT

SOMERSET STAIRS. NEW SOMERSET HOUSE. ROYAL

SOCIETY, ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, AND ROYAL ACAD-

EMY. DEATH OF DR KING. EXETER STREET. JOHN-

SON'S FIRST LODGING IN LONDON, ART OF LIVING

IN LONDON. CATHERINE STREET. UNFORTUNATE

WOMEN. WIMBLEDON HOUSE. LYCEUM AND BEEF-

STEAK OLUB. EXETER CHANGE. BED AND BALTI-

MORE. THE SAVOY. ANECDOTES OF THE DUCHESS

OF ALBEMARLE. BEAUFORT BUILDINGS. LILLIE, THE

PERFUMER. AARON HILL. FIELDING. SOUTHAMP-

TON STREET. CECIL AND SALISBURY STREETS. DUR-

HAM HOUSE. RALEIGH. PENNANT ON THE WORD

PLACE OR PALACE, NEW EXCHANGE. DON PAN-

TALEON SA. THE WHITE MILLINER, ADELPHI.

GARRIOK AND HIS WIFE. BEAUCLERO. SOCIETY OF

ARTS, AND MR BARRY. BEDFORD STREET. GEORGE,

VILLIERS AND BUCKINGHAM STREETS. YORK HOUSE

AND BUILDINGS. SQUABBLE BETWEEN THE SPANISH

AND FRENCH AMBASSADORS. HUNGERFORD MARKET.

CRAVEN STREET. FRANKLIN. NORTHUMBERLAND

HOUSE. DUPLICITY OF HENRY, EARL OF NORTHAMP-

TON. VIOLENCE OF LORD HERBERT OF CHERBURY.

PERCY, BISHOP OF DROMORE. PLEASANT MISTAKE OF

GOLDSMITH

V.

LINCOLN S INN, AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: LINCOLN'S

INN. BEN JONSON'S BRICKLAYING. ENACTMENTS
AGAINST BEARDS. OLIVER CROMWELL, MORE, HALE,
AND OTHER EMINENT STUDENTS OF LINCOLN'S

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