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A RAMBLE THROUGH
KINGLY KENSINGTON.

BY

R. WEIR BROWN.

" Kenna! that gave the neighbouring town its name."-

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London:
DAVID BOGUE, 3, ST. MARTIN'S PLACE, W.C.

1881.

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PREFACE.

| The greater part of the accompanying work appeared some six years ago in a local newspaper.

Since then I have been frequently urged to republish the papers in a completed form, but up to the present time, other duties and absence from England, have prevented me from doing so.

I have to acknowledge my indebtedness to “Faulkner's History of Kensington,” to Princess Marie Liectenstein's “Holland House,” to Sir Charles Otto Trevelyan's “Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay,” and above all to Leigh Hunt's 6 Old Court Suburb.”

From the ast work I have borrowed less directly than from the others, but I feel that were it not

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for the taste for the subject which the perusal of this book infused into me when I first read it some years ago, the present work would never have appeared. Indeed, no small portion of my object will have been obtained should these random jottings induce any of my readers who have not yet done so to turn to these standard authorities for them. selves.,

R. WEIR BROWN.

Kensington, W.

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