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phical lecture-fooms, and our municipal halls.' For it will be eviderit to an attentive observer, that the free spirit of the British Coristítution sprends its influence through every rank and order of men in the state, and through all its public institutions and by the security it gives to the person, the speech, the prow perty' of every individual, it generates that manly confidence and independence of thinking, feeling, speaking, and acting, which, in some of tlieir exhibitions, excite the astonishment of reflecting foreigners, who in vain look for a parallel in other nations.

For this reason, and with a view to trace appear: ances to their genuine causes, ' he has given an outline of the British Legislature, the situation and duties of the Esecutive Government, the splendour connected with the British Court, as detaited in the great offices of state, and the establishments of the numerous branches of the Royal House, &c. &c.; and, finally, a brief display of those usages which are connected with municipal power and civic pomp. In regard to another important part of the Work, the Editor has briefly to remark, that the flattering reception which “ Planta's New Picture of Paris” has met with from an indulgent Public, has induced the Publisher to enrich the present with a set of plates, on a plan similar to that which has been adopted in that popular work.

It is to be lamented that the Public Buildings in the British Metropolis are so much concealed by surround

ing objects, that their merits cannot be duly appre ciated by casual visitors. But no one will presume to assert, that St. Paul's Cathedral, or the venerable pile of Westminster Abbey, are surpassed even in Paris. Numerous, indeed, are the Public Buildings in London, which occupy a distinguished rank for architectural design, and masterly execution; and the present Work claims some merit for offering a view of many of them, which might, otherwise, be unknown even to a constant resident of the metropolis.

The other parts of the Work are cheerfully left to the candid criticism of a British Public, for whose use they have been arranged and composed, with no coma mon care and attention. But they are not presumed to be so faultless as to preclude improvement; every friendly hint for which will be thankfully received by the Publisher, at No. 18, Strand,

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Kensington

60 His Royal Highness the

German Chapel in the Duke of Clarence's

Friery

60 Household

67

Dutch Chapel in the Mid- List of the Household of

dle Court...

60 his Royal Highness the

French ditto, ditto..

.60

Duke of Kent

68

Office of His Majesty's His Royal Highness the

Works & Public Build-

Duke of Cumberland's

ings

61 Household.

68

Lord Steward's Depart- His Royal Highness the

ment

61

Duke of

Sussex's..

Board of Green Cloth, St. Household...

69

James's Palace 61 His Rayal Highness the

Pay Office...,

di... 61 Duke of Cambridge's,

Almoury Office, Scotland Household

69

Yard.

61 | The Duke and Duchess of

Marshalsea

61 Gloucester's Household 70

His Majesty's Household

at Windsor

62

Public OFFICES.

Ilis Royal Highness the Admiralty Office 70

Prince Regent....... 62 Royal Marine Pay Office: 71

Chaplain in Ordinary... 63 Commander iv Chief's Of-

Medical Department

63

fice ...!!!!!

71

The Hon. the Council... 64 War Office :::::

71

State Counsellors, ......64 Ordnance Office

71

The Queen's Household... 64 | Secretary of State's Office,

Medical Department... 65 (Home Department). • 71

Queen's Treasury, Scot- Alien Department...

.....:72

land Yard

65 Agents at the Out Ports 72

Queen's Stables..

66 Secretary of State's Office,

Queen's German Band.. 66 (Foreign Affairs).

Princesses' Department. 66 Secretary of State's Office, )

Establishment of their (Colony and'War De

Royal Highnesses the partment),

; Princess Charlotte of

Privy Seal... ...72

Wales and the Prince Treasury Office........ 73

of Saxe-Cobourg...: 66 Revenne Departments 73

Their · Royal Highnesses

Exchequer Office

73

the Duke and Duchess His Majesty's Mint 73

B of York's Household... 67 Eevee Days ................74

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CHAPTER V.

CHAPTER VI.

COURTS OF LAW-INNS OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

COURT.

OF THE METROPOLIS,

Court' of Chancery... 76 Lord Mayor

98

High Court of Chancery 78 Aldermen

98

Accomptant General's OF Common Council.

99

fice.

78 Yearly Installation of

Office of the Rolls... 79 the Lord Mayor 99

Court of Exchequer.... 79 Power, &c. of the Lord

Officers of the Court of Mayor

• 101

Exchequer :...

81 City Officers

102

Judges and Officers of the City Companies .... 103

Court of King's Bench 81 Westminster and its Li-

Court of Comoion Pleas 86 berties.

104

Court of Requests.... 86 Government of West-

Court of Admiralty.... 87 minster..

104

High Court of Admiral- Southwark

106

ty of England-High Police of the Metropolis 107

Court of Appeals for Origin and General Dis-

Prizes-High Courts play of Crimes, &c. 110

of Delegates

88 Different Classes of

Doctors' Commons, or Sharpers and Swind-

College of Civilians.. 88

lers

114

Prerogative Court of his Mendicity

117

Grace the Lord Arch- River Police..

120

bishop of Canterbury 91 Prisons, Houses of Cor.

The College of Doctors rection, Penitentiaries,

of Law..

91 &c.

121

Arches Court of his

121

Grace the Lord Arch- Giltspur Street Compter 122

!

bishop of Canterbury 92 Fleet Prison..

122

Vicar General's Office King's Bench Prison. • 122

of his Grace the Lord Marshalsea

125

Archbishop of Canter- New Prison for Debtors

bury..

92 in Wbite Cross Street 123

Faculty Office of his Houses of Correction.. 123

Grace the Lord Arch-

bishop of Canterbury 92

CHAPTER VII.

Court of Sessions in the Religion of the Metropo-
Old Bailey

92 lis--Places of Wor-
Inns of. Court
>93

125

ship

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