7. _Old Bailey._ Peter Bales, the celebrated writing master of Queen Elizabeth's reign, was master of a school "at the upper end of the _Old Bailey_" in 1590. It was here he published his first work, entitled, The Writing School Master.
8. _Islington._ During the reign of James I. and Charles I., Islington was a favourite resort, on account of its rich dairies. In that part of the manor of Highbury at the lower end of Islington, there were, in 1611, eight inns principally supported by summer visitors. See _Nelson's History of Islington_, p. 38, 4to., 1811.
"--Hogsdone, _Islington_, and Tothnam Court, For cakes and creame had then no small resort."
Wither's _Britain's Remembrancer_, 12mo. 1628.
9. _Seven Dials._ The Doric column with its "seven dials," which once marked this locality, now "ornaments" the pleasant little town of Walton-on-Thames.
10. _Mews (the King's)._ The fore-court of the royal mews was used in 1829 for the exhibition of a "monstrous whale." The building