THERE is nothing picturesque and very little that is important in the history of London during the reign of Queen Anne. An address to the new Queen, a public
reception of Her Majesty by the City, several days of Thanksgiving for successes
over the enemy, quarrels about elections, High Church riots, mainly exhaust the annals of this reign.
On Friday, November 26, 1703, the greatest hurricane of wind and rain ever known in this country "o'er pale Britannia passed." This really belongs chrono-