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PALACE AND HIOVEL:

OR,

PHASES OF LONDON LIFE.

BEING

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS OF AN AMERICAN IN LONDON, BY DAY AND NIGHT; WITH
GRAPIIC DESCRIPTIONS OF ROYAL AND NOBLE PERSONAGES, TIIEIR RESI-
DENCES AND RELAXATIONS; TOGETHER WITII VIVID ILLUSTRA-
TIONS OF THE MANNERS, SOCIAL CUSTOMS, AND MODES OF
LIVING OF THE RICH AND THE RECKLESS, THE
DESTITUTE AND TIE DEPRAVED, IN THE

METROPOLIS OF GREAT BRITAIN.

WITH

VALUABLE STATISTICAL INFORMATION,

COLLECTED FROM THE MOST RELIABLE SOURCES.

BY

DANIEL JOSEPH KIRWAN.

Beautifully Illustrated with Two Hundred Engravings, and a finely cxecuted Map of London.

PÜBLISSED:BY SUBSCRIPTIOS GLY.

HARTFORD, COXN., AND CHICAGO, ILL. :
COLUMBIAN BOOK COMPANY.

1878.

KF 1304

Ho

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
MAR 5 1841

ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by

BELKNAP & BLISS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut.

ΤΟ

SAMUEL L. M. BARLOW, Esq.,

OP

NEW YORK CITY,

A

TRUE GENTLEMAN IN EVERY QUALITY AND PUTY of Life,

THESE PAGES ARE DEDICATED,

AS A

SLIGHT TESTIMONY

TO THE

JUNYARYING FRIENDSHIP BORNE BY HIM FOR THE AUTHOR

PREFACE.

In offering this volume to the Public, the result of a year's experience and labor, I must indeed feel gratified, and more than rewarded, if any of those who may peruse its pages shall find in them a tithe of the pleasure which I enjoyed in journeying in and about the nooks, crannies, and curious places, of what may be justly called the greatest and most populous City of the Modern World.

Believing that a Metropolis of Three and a Half Millions of people should be observed and described, if observed and described at all, in a large and comprehensive sense, in order that a thorough knowledge of it may be obtained by those who will do me the honor of turning the leaves of this book, I have not hesitated to take my readers into places which they might shrink from visiting alone, and which are rarely or ever seen by the stranger, in London. Therefore have I sketched its Haunts of Vice, Misery, and Crime, as well as its fairer and brighter aspects, with no faltering in my purpose, so that the American people might see London as I saw it, and as it exists ToDay.

The material employed in making the book was gathered from personal observation, while acting as a Special Correspondent of the New York World, in London, and I cannot do less than make an acknowledgment of the kindness of its Editor, Mr. Manton Marble, by whose permission I have used some portions of the matter embodied in this work.

DANIEL JOSEPH KIRWAN.

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