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Mr. Sidney Lee's Shakespearean Discovery.
Notices to Correspondents.
In my remarks on the increasing beauty of London, under the head Kingsway and Aldwych' (10th S. iv. 361), I partially re viewed what had been done during the last sixty years in the making of new thoroughfares and the improvement of old. It will now be a pleasure to me to extend the reference to other work accomplished in the advance so interesting and satisfactory to all
The ardent demand for width and open spaces, parks, gardens, and playgrounds, has been noticed, and some work in that direction has had mention. In Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, originally one expanse,
Referring to my preceding note, I find that Kingsgate Street was demolished in the widening of Southampton Row in continuation of Kings way. It is, however, satisfactory to notice that "Kingsgate Baptist Church" (connected with the fine Church House of that denomination) preserves the name. The date "1560" in the sanie note I have to acknowledge as a slip. Theobalds was obtained by James I. iu 1607, in exchange with Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, for Hatfield (Walford, Greater London, i. 380). Also it should be read of Westminster and Blackfriars bridges that Westminster is the wider by five feet.
It was about the end of the forties that the building of Gothic churches was revived. Greek churches, correct or incorrect, and built to the dead, had been long in vogue; now serve equally the living and the medieval English form again commended itself. It is not becoming to criticize severely the first examples of the revival, or even the "restorations" then effected; mistakes no doubt were made, and it would be sad indeed if after sixty years of building nothing had been learnt. One of the first