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Gaspey, William [Editor]
Tallis's illustrated London: in commemoration of the Great Exhibition of all nations in 1851 (Band 1) — London, 1851

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202 TALLIs's ILLUSTRATED LONDON;

southern banks of the canal together hy its roadway. The
material employed in its construction is Yorkshire sand-
stone. In hard winters, when the Serpentine is frozen
over, and its waters converted into a solid causeway for
pedestrians, its surface is covered with skaters, who are
frequently placed in imminent peril by the treacherous
nature of the icy floor over which they glide. That excel-
lent institution, the Royal Humane Society, has erected
on the hanks of this miniature river a house for the recep-
tion and recovery of persons taken out of the water appa-
rently drowned, and by the means which it directs to be
employed many have been rescued from death and restored
to their friends, living monuments of the admirable work-
ings of this society.

Adjacent to the gardens arc many superb edifices, of
which those forming Queen's Road Palace Gardens, stretch-
ing from Kensington to Bayswater, are especially worthy
of note. Beyond Kensington, the road extends to Chis-
wick, Hammersmith, Brentford, Kewj Richmond, and
other picturesque localities.

CHAPTER IX.

ST. MARTI NS-LE-GRAND — THE POST-OFFICE — GB-ESHAM-

STREET----LITTLE BRITAIN----ALDERSGATE-STREET----THE

CHARTERnOtJS'H—BARBICAN----ST. GILES'S CHURCH, C1UP-

1'LEGATE----GOSWKLL-ROAO----ISLINGTON----HIGHBURY —

HOLLOWAY—HIGHGATE, ETC.

Having traversed that portion of the western end of the
metropolis south of Oxford-street and the New-road, we
return to our original starting-place, St. Paul's church,
whence we take a northern route. Leaving Cheapside
 
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