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whom he was always inventing cosmetics-one of them was vipersoup. Later, the great Lord Shaftesbury, Dr. Tenison (he that preached Nell Gwynn's funeral sermon), and Ambrose Phillips. Sir Joshua Reynolds lived opposite May's Buildings, as did Sir James Thornhill, when he created the Artists' School, in St. Peter's Court, and which Hogarth afterwards established as the Society of Incorporated Artists-the origin of the Royal Academy. Roubiliac and Fuseli lived in St. Martin's Lane; and the Old Slaughter's Coffee House (now pulled down) was long the resort of artists.
Between St. Martin's Lane and Hedge Lane stood the Royal Mews, where the falcons of the sovereigns were kept as early as 1319, and Chaucer was one of the clerks
When the royal stables at Lomesbury, or Bloomsbury, were destroyed, the hawks were removed from Charing Cross, and new stabling built for the king's horses. Most London stables are called mews-from this cause, and not, as generally supposed, from stable-yards being favourite promenades of musical cats. There really have been musical cats-in Paris, where trained cats were placed in a row, and, according as a monkey beat time, they mewed; and it is recounted that 'the diversity of tones produced a very ludicrous effect.'
So much for the Strand; and we hope that the progress we have made in a liberal education affords us satisfaction.