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Great and Little Wild Streets are called respectively Old and New Weld Streets by Strype. Weld House stood on the site of the present Wild Court, and was during the reign of James II occupied by the Spanish Embassy. In Great Wild Street Benjamin Franklin worked as a journeyman printer.
This work fascinates me more than anything else I have ever done. I've been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day.
The procession from Newgate to Tyburn used to pass along Broad Street, and halt at the great gate of the hospital, in order that the condemned man might take his last draught of ale on earth.
I lay it down as one of the distinctive characteristics of a good story that it pleases—or rather, seizes—every period of life; that the child, and his elder brother, and his father, and his grandfather, may read it with like enjoyment.
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In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
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August 14, 1836
June 9, 1901
Sir Walter Besant was a novelist and historian. William Henry Besant was his brother, and another brother, Frank, was the husband of Annie Besant.
The History of London (1893)
The art of fiction (1884)
The Fascination of London
The revolt of man (1882)
All sorts and conditions of men (1892)
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