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Authors: Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922
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, Sir John Worthy. A less formal matter is a Privy tabic, and discourses pleasantly with allCouncil, usually held at Buckingham Palace, about him. I-ortunate are tlicy who arewith his Majesty presiding over it, which is so greatly honoured b\ the hospitalit\- of THEIR MAJESTIES DRIVING. I. WITH .\ GUARUS ESCORT.II. IN STATE. convened from time to time as may bethought desirable. Strictly speaking, this, too, is one of theCourt Ceremonies of London ; but of avery different character are three otherswhich still need mention. There is theState Ball for one, when the King in hismilitary uniform, and the Queen, if possibleeven more radiant and beautiful than when their ^lajesties. .Such are the chief of the (ourt Ceremoniesof London wliicli, whilst the_\- undoubtedlyexcel in these da_\-s in brilliancy and splen-dour, gain again in dignit), so that theBritish Court may be held as a patternto the world of all that is best and as itshould be in the highest social life of aniiL;hty Empire. 172
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A ROWTON HOUSK : COURTVARD. LONDONS MODEL LODGING-HOISES. By T. W. WILKINSON. FORTUNATE as Lontlon is in manythings, it is in none more so tlianits model lodging-houses, which forsize and appointments are unrivalled. Nodoubt the luckless professional man whohas only just reached the gutter—theman who has become painfully consciousthat there are times when all lifes prob-lems are crystallized into one : Where isthe biggest penny bun sold ? — is notwholly pleased on making his first ac-quaintance \\ith e\en one of the best ofthe Lonrk.ia models. But that is inevit-able, inasmuch as the privacy, the com-fort, and the associations to which he hasbeen accustomed are of necessity unobtain-able in such a place. In visiting the superior class of lodging-houses you can begin anywhere. Thebest starting point, however, is theVictoria Home No. 2, because this hotelfor working men belongs to the pioneersin lodging-house reform. Like its jaro-genitor, No. i, in Wentworth Street, Whitechapel, it
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