Addenda et Corrigienda.
. A dinner was given at the Albion Tavern, on the
, on occasion of the completion of the
and last arch of London-bridge.
. The works of the Thames Tunnel were suspended by an order of the directors on the
. St. Faith is in the ward of Farringdon Without.
. In a court in
, opposite the
, is a small burying ground consecrated in lieu of the destroyed
on the site of
St. Leonard's church
. On the west wall of the church-yard of St. John Zachary is the following inscription:
BEFORE THE GREAT FIRE, ANNO
HERE STOOD THE PARISH CHURCH OF
ST. JOHN ZACHARY.
. On the north side of St. Anne's-lane, adjoining St. Anne's church, is the school-house of the St. Anne's Society. It is a neat building of brick from the designs of J. Soane, esq. F.S. A. erected in
. St. Anne's Society was instituted in the year
, and had originally only a day-school for educating and clothing
girls, not chosen exclusively from any parish, nor even confined to the metropolis, but admissable from every county; each governor in rotation having the right of presenting any necessitous child. About
years ago, a most important addition was made to the original institution, by opening an asylum at Peckham for
boys: which number has since been increased to
of whom are admitted by merit from the day-school in town. This has been found to act as an effectual stimulus to exertion, as well as an encouragement to good conduct; and the rest are elected by ballot amongst the subscribers at large. Besides this very great acquisition, which the society has gained since its foundation, it now boards with the master and mistress of the town school
of the girls in that establishment,
of whom are elected on the foundation, by merit, from the day-school, and the rest by ballot, in the same manner as the boys. The whole
boys, and the
girls, making together
children, are educated on the Madras system, and are boarded, clothed, and entirely provided for, at the expense of the institution, till they have respectively attained that age when they become fit for service or apprenticeships. They are thus shielded from the contaminating effects of depraved and
dissolute habits too prevalent among the poor, and which, it is to be lamented, form a serious but unavoidable evil attendant on common day-schools. The society is conducted by
-house-stewards, and a committee of
, the whole of whom are chosen annually by the governors at large, at a general meeting. This committee subdivides itself into committees of
members, who, in monthly rotation, visit the schools, and report their state and progress to the general committee at their monthly meetings.
. The picture of
lord mayors was the last of Hudson's works, and is engraved by Faben, under the name of the alderman's club.
. On taking down
, the materials were sold for
. The stone coffin is now in the museum attached to the corporation library in
. For New London Tavern
City of London tavern.
stone of Bishopsgate new church was laid by the late bishop of London (Dr. Howley) on the
. The edifice will be a plain structure, in the style generally known as carpenter's Gothic. The architect is Mr. Meredith.
. Some remains of the ancient edifice may be seen up the adjacent gateway; they consist of strong walls, with a pointed doorway.
The following is a translation of the inscription written by sir C. Wren :--
Thou who beholdest this lofty column, seest also the spot once so unfortunate and injurious to the city. Here in
o'clock in the morning, the flame
broke out in an obscure dwelling-house, which, impelled by the wind, in a short time grew so powerful, as not only to destroy nearly all the city within the walls, but the walls themselves, and part of the Temple. and what was included between the bank of the river and the farthest walls, was consumed by the raging element. In
streets, and more than
dwelling-houses, were consumed, a large body of citizens deprived of fortune, and even compelled to exist in the open air; all their possessions collected from the whole world being reduced to ashes, so that of that city, which was the finest and most wealthy on which the sun ever shone, nothing scarcely remains but its name, its honour, and a vast pile of ruins.
Charles II. by the grace of God, king of Great
, France, and Ireland, in the
year of his reign, aided by the councellors of his realm; when the whole city was nearly destroyed, restored it on a more extensive scale than before, and not as formerly of wood and clay, but partly of brick and partly of marble, and so adorned and improved it, that it rose from its ruins, more beautiful and resplendent; besides the buildings and suburbs of the city being increased to an immense extent; in everlasting remembrance of this, on the spot where the flame of so great desolation
burnt forth, have erected this monument. Let the present and future generations learn, lest a similar calamity befal them, to offer suitable prayers to God; and let them gratefully acknowledge the kindness of the king and the nobles of the land, by whose liberality the city has received additional security, as well as embellishment and improvement:--
To whom, proud London, what a debt thou owest
For temples vast, and stately edifices
Rising in splendour!
. The hall has been repaired in a very elegant and appropriate style, and was
. The lead of the dome of
St. Paul's cathedral
was repaired in August and
. Divide volume here.
. Over the fire place is a fine portrait of sir Robert Clayton, which formerly adorned the court room of the London workhouse.
. A new and elegant entrance to Grocer's-hall has been formed in
from the designs of J. Gwilt, esq. F. S. A.
. Pennant says,
I have heard that Bucklerbury was, in the reign of king William, noted for the great resort of ladies of fashion, to purchase tea, fans, and other Indian goods. King William, in some of his letters, appears to be angry with his queen for visiting these shops: which, it should seem, by the following lines of Prior, were sometimes perverted to places of intrigue; for, speaking of Hans Carveld's wife, says the poet,
of all the town was told,
When newest Indian things were sold;
So in a morning, without boddice,
Slipt sometimes out to Mrs. Thody's,
To cheapen tea, or beg a skreen:
What else could so much virtue mean?
was a public house of much antiquity, and which is still in great business as a coach-office and inn; it is called the Blossoms Inn, so named, says Pennant, from the rich border of flowers which adorned the original sign, that of St. Lawrence. These were the effects of his martyrdom;
(says the legend)
flowers sprung up on the spot of his cruel martyrdom.
, on the south side of
, stood Ringed-hall, the house of the earls of Cornwall, given by them in Edward the
's time, to the abbot of Beaulieu, near Oxford. Henry VIII. gave it to Morgan Philip, alias Wolfe.
. The church of St. Margaret
is undergoing a thorough repair (
. On the destruction of Cripplegate in
, the materials sold for
. The poet Garth has the following lines on this edifice:
Where stands a dome majestic to the sight,
And sumptuous arches bear its oval height;
A golden globe, plac'd high with artful skill,
Seems to the distant sight a gilded pill.
side of the court is a statue of Charles II. and on the opposite, that of sir John Cutler.
In the great room,
are several portraits of gentlemen of the faculty. Among them sir Theodore Mayerne, a native of Geneva, physician to James and Charles I. The great Sydenham, to whom thousands owe
lives, by his daring attempt (too long neglected) of the cool regimen in the small pox. Harvey, who
discovered the circulation of the blood. And the learned and pious sir Thomas Brown, who said that the discovery of that great man's, was preferable to the discovery of the New World.
Sir Edmund King, a favourite of Charles II. When that monarch was
struck with apoplexy, he had the courage to relieve his majesty by instant bleeding; putting the rigour of the law to defiance in case of failure of success. A
was ordered as a reward, but never paid. A very good portrait of the anatomist Vesalius, on board, by John Calkar, a painter from the duchy of Cleves, who died in
. Dr. Goodal, the stentor of Garth's dispensary. Doctor Millington. The portrait of Dr. Freind, the historian of physic, and the most able in his profession, and the most elegant writer of his time, must not be omitted. The fine busts of Harvey, Sydenham, and Mead, the physician of our own days, merit attention. The library was furnished with books by sir Theodore Mayerne. And it received a considerable addition from the marquis of Dorchester.
. On taking down Ludgate in
, the materials sold for
. For John Nichol, read John Nichols.
. St. Dunstan's church is situated on the
. St. Dunstan's church is now closed in consequence of the unsound state of the building, and the parishioners have determined on applying to parliament for leave to rebuild the same on a new site.
. At the west end of Bangor-court is a small piece of ground consecrated on the
, as a burial ground, in lieu of that destroyed, to make way for the new Fleet-market.
. St. Dionis Backchurch, is situated on the north side of
. For vestry
. Cutler's-hall is situated on the south side of
, instead of
great St. Thomas Apostle
. The German
is situated on the
Great St. Thomas Apostle
, instead of the north side of
. Henry VII.'s alms houses were destroyed many years ago.
. The front of the banquetting house is now undergoing a thorough repair.
. On the north side of Burlington-gardens is Uxbridge house, the town residence of the marquis of Anglesea. It occupies the site of an ancient mansion, known as Queensbury-house, in which the poet Gay for many years enjoyed the distinguished patronage of the duke and duchess of Queensbury, and which, indeed, was the rendezvous of the most enlightened personages of the time. The present mansion is a handsome building of the Composite order with a rustic basement. It has
columns supporting an entablature, and finished with a ballustrade. The building was designed by Mr. Vardy, who was assisted in the disposition of the south and principal front by the late Mr. Joseph Benomi.
. The paintings mentioned in the new church in
, were removed or destroyed in the last repair; and the decalogue, creed, and paternoster have been crowded into
small pannels, beneath the chancel windows.
. In Ship-yard, Temple-bar, is an old house said to have been the residence of the celebrated Elias Ashmole.
Wilkinson's Londinium Redivivum.
. In the library of the Inner Temple is preserved in a frame and glass a memorial, which, being but little known, is worth recording in this place :--
At this parliament his highness the duke of Yorke, the duke of Buckingham. the earle of Dorset, and secretary Morris, who were formerly especially admitted of this house, are at this parliament confirmed.
His highness the duke of York is at this parliament called to the
, and also called to the bench.
a cross gu. read
a cross gu.
. For azure
a lion rampant
. On the south side of
, near St. Andrew's church, is Thavies-inn. This court took its name from John Thavie, or Tavye, who founded a school of law here in the reign of Edward III. It at present consists of several good houses chiefly occupied by persons connected with the law, but is not accounted
of the inns of court.
On the south side of
is Serjeant's-inn, a handsome square court filled with handsome houses. This place has been long abandoned as an inn of court, but at the east side is a handsome stone building, formerly occupied as the hall of the society, and now as the office of the Amicable Society for life insurances.
. In the Borough-road is the extensive school and premises of the British and Foreign School Society.
, which runs down to the water-side nearly opposite Dowgate, was probably a part of the great
; and it is generally supposed that somewhere in this neighbourhood was a Roman
, or ferry, from the Roman province Cantium to Londinium.
Deadman's-place is traditionally said to have taken its name from the number of dead interred there in the great plague.
. The memory of our great poet's pilgrimage is perpetuated by an inscription over the gateway:
This is the inn where sir Jeffry Chaucer, and
other pilgrims lodged, in their journey to Canterbury in