In the Footprints of Charles Lamb

In the Footprints of Charles Lamb

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In the Footprints of Charles Lamb

In the Footprints of Charles Lamb

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Such is the legend that catches one's eye, plain for all men to see, on many a hoarding in London streets. Behind those boards, wide or high, on which the callous contractor shamelessly blazons his dreadful trade -- "Old Houses Bought to be Pulled Down" -- he is stupidly pickaxing to pieces historic bricks and mortar which ought to be preserved priceless and imperishable. Within only a few years, I have had to look on, while thus were broken to bits and carted away to chaos John Dryden's dwellingplace in Fetter Lane, Benjamin Franklin's and Washington Irving's lodgings in Little Britain, Byron's birthplace in Hollis Street, Milton's "pretty garden-house," in Petty France, West-

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