East London . no longerdo: she will no longer endure to be shut up all day in asuburb left to the women and children, and every evening,as well as all day, to be kept in the house, with no gaiety, nointerests, no pursuits, and no companions. In all these waysthe dull suburban life has been swept away, and a new sociallife, not in the least like that of a hundred years ago, is beingestablished and developed. Let us pass on to the memories and associations of thesehamlets. They are of two kinds—those which appeal to allwho belong to this country by descent and inherit our liter-ature and call ou

East London . no longerdo: she will no longer endure to be shut up all day in asuburb left to the women and children, and every evening,as well as all day, to be kept in the house, with no gaiety, nointerests, no pursuits, and no companions. In all these waysthe dull suburban life has been swept away, and a new sociallife, not in the least like that of a hundred years ago, is beingestablished and developed. Let us pass on to the memories and associations of thesehamlets. They are of two kinds—those which appeal to allwho belong to this country by descent and inherit our liter-ature and call ou Stock Photo
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East London . no longerdo: she will no longer endure to be shut up all day in asuburb left to the women and children, and every evening, as well as all day, to be kept in the house, with no gaiety, nointerests, no pursuits, and no companions. In all these waysthe dull suburban life has been swept away, and a new sociallife, not in the least like that of a hundred years ago, is beingestablished and developed. Let us pass on to the memories and associations of thesehamlets. They are of two kinds—those which appeal to allwho belong to this country by descent and inherit our liter-ature and call our great men theirs as well, and those whichappeal to ourselves more than they can be expected to dOon the other side of the Atlantic. I propose to speak moreespecially of the former class. It will be seen that the memo- 262 EAST LONDON ries of the past belong peculiarly to the history of Noncon-formity, but I shall be able to connect East London withmany persons distinguished in literature, art, science, and. The Street and Old Church Tower, Hackney. politics. East London has also its eccentrics. And it hasits villains. Let us, however, consider one or two of these places sepa-rately, and note certain things worth visiting in those streetswhere no travelers foot ever falls. Hackney, to begin with, is a very ancient place; the manorbelonged to the Knights Templars for about two hundredyears; a house, now taken down, used to be shown as theTemplars Palace. It was an ancient house, but not of the THE MEMORIES OF THE PAST 263 thirteenth century: it probably belonged to the reign of HenryVni. On the suppression of the Templars the manor wasgiven to the Hospitallers, whose traditional house was alsoshown till about sixty years ago, when it was destroyed.This house was also the traditional residence of Jane Shore, one of those women who, like Agnes Sorel and Nell Gwynnestrike the imagination of the people and win their affections.Even the grave and serious Sir Thomas More is carrieda

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