No. 786: Bourdon Place, W1
Bourdon Place, London, W1. Photo © Roger Dean 2013
Mystic London: or, Phases of Occult Life in the Metropolis – Charles Maurice Davies, 1875:
Handling me from head to foot, much as a fancier does a prize ox at Smithfield, Mr. Burns found the life power good, and the muscles well nourished, the working faculties being in a high state of activity. The head – I blushed to hear – measured one inch beyond the average of a man of my size, and the cerebral faculties were harmoniously organized. I had large perceptive powers; and my human nature (wherever that may be located) was full, as was also firmness. The thinking sphere was good. I should have made, Mr. Burns informed me, a good sculptor or artist.