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WORKS EDITED BY LAURENCE HUTTON.

THE AMERICAN-ACTOR SERIES. A series of 12mo volumes by the best writers, embracing the lives

of the most famous and popular American actors. Illustrated.

Six volumes in three. Sold only in sets. Per set, $5.00. Vol. I. EDWIN FORREST. By LAWRENCE BARRETT.

THE JEFFERSONS. By WILLIAM WINTER. Vol. II. THE ELDER AND THE YOUNGER BOOTH. By MRS. ASIA

BOOTH CLARKE.

CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN. By CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT. Vol. III. MRS. DUFF. By JOSEPH N. IRELAND.

CHARLES ALBERT FECHTER. By KATE FIELD. Also, a limited edition on large paper, especially adapted to the use of collectors and bibliophiles, for extending, extra illustrating, &c. Six volumes.

Per vol., $5.00.

New and Fully Revised Edition (down to 1885) of ARTISTS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. By CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT and LAURENCE HUTTON.

Two Volumes in One. 12mo. Cloth, $3.00 ; half calf, $5.00 ; tree calf, $7.00. A full encyclopædia of information concerning the lives and works of the artists of Europe and America who have lived within the present century. It embraces such a multitude of personal, historical, and artistic facts as make it indispensable both for artists and for lovers of art.

“This capital dictionary." - The Academy, London.

“It is the most valuable book of its kind in the English language.”. The Art Amateur.

For sale by all Booksellers. Sent, post-paid, on receipt of price, by the Publishers,

JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO., Boston.

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10468.32.12

9413.6

1885. April 25,

Bright Fund.

Copyright, 1885,
BY LAURENCE HUTTON.

All rights reserved.

University Press;
JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

INTRODUCTION.

LONDON has no associations so interesting as those con

. To the cultivated reader the Temple owes its greatest charm to the fact that it was the birthplace of Lamb, the home of Fielding, and that it contains Goldsmith's grave. Addison and Steele have hallowed the now unholy precincts of Charter House Square and Covent Garden ; the shade of Chatterton still haunts Shoe Lane ; Fleet Street, to this day, echoes with the ponderous tread of Dr. Johnson; and the modest dwelling that was once Will's Coffee House is of far more interest now than all that is left of the royal palaces of Whitehall and St. James.

The Society of Arts, in marking with its tablets certain of the historic houses of London, is deserving of much praise ; but only a few of the many famous old buildings which still exist in the metropolis are thus distinguished, and no definite clew to their position is given, even in the best of guide-books. When the houses themselves have disappeared, the ordinary searcher, in nearly all instances, has the utmost difficulty in finding anything more than a faint indication of their site. To remedy this in some measure is what is designed in the following pages. They are intended simply as a guide to a side of London which has never before received particular attention. The places of literary association in the metropolis and in the suburbs are noted with

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