Jermyn Street

Jermyn Street by F. Hopkinson Smith. 1913. Photographic reproduction of charcoal on paper from In Thackeray's London, p. 83. Scanned image, formatting and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you credit and link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Great and distinguished people — sometimes in periwigs, sometimes in knee breeches— have taken the air up and down these narrow sidewalks. Colonel Churchill (afterward the great Duke of Mariborough); Gray the poet ; Sir Isaac Newton; Sir Walter Scott, who was seized with his last illness at No. 76 (now Turkish Baths); Sydney Smith, who occupied No. 81, as well as Secretary Craggs, Addison's friend, who died here in 1721.

And then there was Mr. William Makepeace Thackeray. than whom no finer gentleman ever put foot on sole leather. [85-86]

References

Smith, F. Hopkinson. & In Thackeray's London. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1916.


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