SEVERAL of these essays have, in substance at least, been printed before.
I have to thank the Editor of the
Guardian for kindly allowing me to use
those contributed to his journal. The second essay
and that on St. Helen's appeared in the late
People's Magazine, and the St. Olave's in Long Ago,
-another magazine which must be numbered
with things of the past: I have to thank Mr. John
Piggott, F.S.A., for leave to use it. And I have
also to thank the proprietors of Cassell's Magazine
for leave to use an article on
, which, in
part at least, is incorporated with "London a
Century Ago." The bulk of this essay, however,
formed a lecture delivered five years ago for the
benefit of a South London church building fund,
and has not been printed before. The articles on
London Geography, Northumberland House, and
Berkhamsted are new, and that on "Dr.
and the Savoy," although a considerable part of it
was used in a recent sermon at the Chapel Royal,
is also now in print for the first time.