The Highway of Letters and Its Echoes of Famous Footsteps (Classic Reprint)

The Highway of Letters and Its Echoes of Famous Footsteps (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Archer
     
 

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In these days of ruthless removal of ancient landmarks, we never know for how long any locality may be spared to us. In London, at any rate, objects which to-day are so familiar to the wayfarer in the streets that he is ready to regard them as monuments, will to-morrow have disappeared, and he

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Excerpt from The Highway of Letters and Its Echoes of Famous Footsteps

In these days of ruthless removal of ancient landmarks, we never know for how long any locality may be spared to us. In London, at any rate, objects which to-day are so familiar to the wayfarer in the streets that he is ready to regard them as monuments, will to-morrow have disappeared, and he will be left idly gaping at an empty space, which gapes at him in return.

The demolition of the remnant of some ancient houses in Fleet Street not unnaturally suggested that the street itself - latterly, with architectural attractions except for some large and imposing piles of buildings here and there, incongruously breaking the sordid monotony of the shabby shops and houses - has been, since the first makers of English traversed it, "The Highway of Letters." It therefore seemed fitting that some kind of memorial should be written concerning it in that aspect.

The present volume does not, it, is almost needless to say, profess to be more than a gossipy reference to people and achievements which characterise the story of Fleet Street in its relation to tho growth of literature and to changes in social and political aspects at various periods.

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ISBN-13:
9781331203285
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)

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