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London to be obtained on a clear day. The statue is 137 feet high. The balcony of the summit has been enclosed by an iron cage to prevent persons throwing themselves over. Open daily from May to end of September, admission 6d.
WESTMINSTER COLUMN. At the Broad Sanctuary, the open space between Westminster Hospital and the west end of the Abbey, a granite pillar, surmounted by a statue of Victory, has been erected to the memory of those educated at Westminster School who died in the Russian and Indian wars, 1854-1859, by their old schoolfellows.
The following list of the principal statues erected in the open air in the Metropolis may be useful. They are all of marble except when otherwise stated. Eq. signifies equestrian :
Westmacott. Alfred, King
Trinity Square, Newington. Anne, Queen
Queen Square, Bloomsbury. Anne, Queen
Queen Square, Westminster.
St. Paul's Churchyard F. Bird.
Westmacott. Bentinck, Lord George,
Cavendish Square . bronze
Campbell Canning, George, bronze New Palace-yard
Westmacott. Cartwright, Mayor Burton Crescent
Clark Charles I., Eq., bronze Charing Cross
Christ's Hospital. Edward VI.
St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Edward VI.
St. Thomas' Hospital . Scheemakers. Fox, Charles James Bloomsbury Square Westmacott. George I.
Steeple, St. George's Ch.,
Bloomsbury. George III., bronze Somerset House
Bacon. George III., Eq., bronze Cockspur Street
M. C. Wyatt. George IV., Eq., bronze Trafalgar Square
Chantrey. Guy, Thomas, brass Guy's Hospital .
Havelock, Gen., bronze Trafalgar Square.
St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
G. Gibbons. Jenner, Dr.
Kensington Gardens Marshall.
Chantrey. Richard I. Eq., bronze Old Palace-yard
Marrochetti. Sloane, Sir Hans
Botanic Gardens, Chelsea Rysbrach. Victoria, Queen Royal Exchange
Lough. Wellington, Duke of,
Green Park Arch Eq., bronze
M. C. Wyatt. Wellington, Duke of, Eq., bronze Royal Exchange
Chantrey. William III., Eq., brass St. James' Square . Bacon, jun. William IV..
King William Street, City Nixon.
CHAPTER THE THIRTY-SECOND.
EXCURSIONS INTO THE ENVIRONS OF LONDON.
Greenwich-Woolwich-Crystal Palace-Dulwich Picture Gallery
Epsom-Kew Gardens - Richmond-Hampton Court-Windsor
HAVING now described the principal objects of interest in the Metropolis itself, we shall proceed to conduct the stranger to a few places in the neighbourhood, which he will do well to visit before travelling homeward. These places will be taken in the following order :
GREENWICH HOSPITAL AND PARK.
This noble establishment for the reception of old and disabled seamen of the Royal Navy stands on the south bank of the river, six miles below London Bridge, on the site of an ancient royal palace called Placentia, or La Plaisance, where Henry VIII. was born, and where he married Anne Boleyn and two others of his unlucky wives, where his three children Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward, were born, and where the last, when Edward VI., died. No part of that palace, nor of that which James I. built, is now standing. Charles II. proposed to build a vast mansion here, but only finished a small part, designed by Webb, Inigo Jones' son-in-law, and that forms the west wing of the present hospital. After the battle of La Hogue, 1691, there being much difficulty in accom