Middlesex; . ve reverie, and to gaze at the setting sun.From his Hours of Idleness it may be gathered line is almost straight, made plain by stiles and wicket-gates, over alane, past a group of red-brick hospital buildings and up a slope,from the top of which one sees Whitchurch nestling among the treesof Canons Park, and the more conspicuous tower of Edgware tothe right. In the last field, near a little brook crossed by a foot-bridge, this path joins one from Edgware to Harrow, which ofcourse would make a roundabout route from Kingsbury, yet worthtaking for its long stretch of green. The dire

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Middlesex; . ve reverie, and to gaze at the setting sun.From his Hours of Idleness it may be gathered line is almost straight, made plain by stiles and wicket-gates, over alane, past a group of red-brick hospital buildings and up a slope,from the top of which one sees Whitchurch nestling among the treesof Canons Park, and the more conspicuous tower of Edgware tothe right. In the last field, near a little brook crossed by a foot-bridge, this path joins one from Edgware to Harrow, which ofcourse would make a roundabout route from Kingsbury, yet worthtaking for its long stretch of green. The dire
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Middlesex; . ve reverie, and to gaze at the setting sun.From his Hours of Idleness it may be gathered line is almost straight, made plain by stiles and wicket-gates, over alane, past a group of red-brick hospital buildings and up a slope,from the top of which one sees Whitchurch nestling among the treesof Canons Park, and the more conspicuous tower of Edgware tothe right. In the last field, near a little brook crossed by a foot-bridge, this path joins one from Edgware to Harrow, which ofcourse would make a roundabout route from Kingsbury, yet worthtaking for its long stretch of green. The direct way for Harrowis to turn left on the lane from the bridge at Preston, going up tocrossways marked by a block of buildings that seem to have strayedout of a London street. Opposite this, on the right, a field-pathleads to Woodcock Hill, and across the road here, by the north sideof the farm, goes on to Harrow, traversing the North-Western andMetropolitan lines near where they intersect each other. 96 HARROW. Harrow and Pinner that the discipline of Harrow was looser in that day,when his playfellows seem to have roamed the countrysomewhat freely and adventurously at risk of therustics musket aimed against my life, getting now andthen into mischief, as the young poet confesses : Nor shrunk beneath the upstart pedants frown.And all the sable glories of his gown. Their unlicensed sport of Jack-o-lantern hunt-ing by night was not put down finally till long afterthe abolition of the once famous Silver Arrow contest.One feature in Byrons amusements suggests poetic aswell as scholastic license— the streams where weswam and shared the produce of the rivers spoil. Ducker was not yet made ; it could hardly be thePaddington Canal that offered buoyant billows. Brents cool wave, if cleaner then, is a matter ofthree miles off at Perivale, which, as we learn fromprosaic authorities, was the favourite bathing-place ofthat day. Such smaller streams as trickle about Harrowcould yield no bette