Image from page 527 of "The town : its memorable characters and events : St. Paul's to St. James's" (1906)
Authors: Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859
Publisher: London : Hutchinson
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
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e vulgar for termsof vituperation, and hurled their anathemas with wrathand fury against the objects of their hatred. The termsrebel and fanatic were so often upon their lips, that theybecame the reproach of honest men, who preferred thescandal to the slavery they attempted to establish. Thosewho could profane the pulpit with so much rancour inthe support of senseless theories, and deal it out to thepeople for religion, had little reason to complain of a fewabsurd men who mixed politics and calves heads at a 507 SCOTLAND YARD tavern; and still less, to brand a whole religious com-munity with their actions. ^ Scotland Yard is so called from a palace built for thereception of the Kings of Scotland when they visited thiscountry. Pennant tells us that it was originally given toKing Edgar, by Kenneth, Prince of that covmtry, for thepurpose of his coming to pay him annual homage, as LordParamount of Scotland. Margaret, widow of James Y.and sister of Henry VIII., resided there a considerable
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SCOTLAXD YARD IX 1750. time after the death of her husband, and was magnifi-cently entertained by her brother on his becoming recon-ciled to her second marriage with the Earl of Angus.-When the Crowns became united, James I. of coursewaived his right of abode in the homage-paying house,which was finally deserted as a royal residence. Weknow not Avhen it was demolished. Probably it was de- ^ ]\femoirs of the Life and Writings of Dc Foe, 1829, vol. ii.,p. nil.- PcniMTit, p. 110. 508 PLEASANT ADVERTISEMENT voted for some time to Government offices. ScotlandYard was the place of one of Miltons abodes during thetime he served the government of Cromwell. He lost aninfant son there. The eccentric Beau Fielding died in itat the beginning of the last century, and Vanbrugh a littleafter him. There was a coifee-house in the yard, whichseems, by the following pleasant advertisement, to havebeen frequented by good company :— Whereas six gentlemen (all of the same honourableprofession), having be
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