Category Archives: London Life – Non-fiction

A SUBURBAN FAIR.

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OUR neighbourhood is particularly genteel, Grove especially so; the semi-detached villas are as much alike as two peas, and the laburnums and lilac-trees in our front gardens interchange their branches over the dwarf party-wall as affectionately as young school-girls interlace … Continue reading

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The Lyceum Rehearsals. II

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Cont. from Part I Especial care is bestowed by Mr. Irving with regard to every detail of the murder scene. On another occasion, the scenery is not ready, but a flight of steep steps, essential to the action, is placed … Continue reading

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Our Little WORLD.

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By JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD. LARGE as the world doubtless is, and easy as it now is to go from place to place, there are few of us who do not live and move and have our being in a very limited circle. We are drawn towards a particular spot, and once there we remain as fixed and … Continue reading

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MOCK AUCTIONS.

Passing along one of the most crowded thoroughfares of the city the other day, I was attracted by the arrangements made for the sale of a “respectable tradesman’s stock.” Large placards pasted on the shop-windows announced that Mr. Ichabod had … Continue reading

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Rose Street

WE are giving here a picture of a London street, which is now rapidly vanishing before the advance of the spirit of clearance and ventilation; and if it should be actually gone before our readers can see these pages, some … Continue reading

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THE FIRST PLAY-HOUSE.

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We must go back two hundred and eighty odd years. It is not easy to understand what London was then; but we must endeavour to get a rough notion of it into our heads, in order to be able to … Continue reading

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How to Improvise a Rifle-Gallery.

To ensure the efficiency of a body of men, whose chief qualification shall be marksmanship, actual practice at a mark is even more necessary than attention to drill. Yet, except the ground at Kilburn belonging to the Victoria Rifles, there … Continue reading

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