Stroud Green Road, London, N4. Photo ©RogerDean 2008
Gaslight and Daylight – George Augustus Sala, 1859:
DOWN WHITECHAPEL WAY.
‘SIR,’ said Samuel Johnson to the Scotch gentleman— ‘sir, let us take a walk down Fleet Street.’ If I had not a thousand other reasons to love and revere the memory of the great and good old Doctor, I should still love and revere it for his preference of Fleet Street to the fields—of streets generally to sylvan shades—of the hum of men and the rattling of wheels, to the chirp of the cricket or the song of the skylark. 57 more words