Hedged In

Hedged In

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Hedged In

Hedged In

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"HOUSES in streets are the places to live in"? Would Lamb ever have said it if he had spent, as I did, half a day in, and in the region of, No. 19 Thicket Street, South Atlas?

My visit was a recent one, and my story is not; probably, however, the later aspect of the place is a photograph of the earlier. Streets have their moods, habits, laws of character. Once at the bottom of the social stair, they are apt, like men, to stay there. We make over our streets to degradation, like old jackets to the last boy. The big brother always has the new clothes.

The little one, overgrown and under-dressed, remains "the eternal child,"--more simply, (and . . .

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