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ROSE AND CROWN LANE:

OR,

A SKETCH OF MY NEIGHBOURHOOD.

LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY,

Instituted 1799.
SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW,

AND 65, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD;

AND BY THE BOOKSELLERS.

MDCCCXL.

FCA.

JOIN CHILDS AND SON, BUNGAY.

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ROSE AND CROWN LANE.

INTRODUCTION.

NEAR the extremity of our town, is a row of small modern-built cottages; each house consists only of one room on the ground floor, with a small wash-house behind: one room above, styled, according to the taste of the inhabitant, a drawingroom or a bed-chamber, and an attic over it. A strip of ground, the width of the house, and about three times its length, serves as a drying ground and garden. This row takes the name of Rose and Crown Lane from the public-house at the corner displaying that sign, to which, indeed, the ground formerly belonged, as a stable-yard and orchard. The house was at that time much frequented by the humbler sorts of farmers and their wives, who left their horses there while they attended the market. Of late years, the custom in this house has much fallen off, as there are very few of that class who now visit the market; and the topping farmers frequent a genteel house, more in the heart of the town. Finding but little use for his stable, and in hope of making up the deficiency arising from the change of affairs, the

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