Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London, E3. Photo © Roger Dean 2013
Days and Nights in London; or, Studies in Black and Gray – J. Ewing Ritchie, 1880:
London, for a “village,” as old [William] Cobbett used to call it, is a pretty large one; and, viewed from the lowest stand-point – that of the dull gospel according to Cocker – may well be described as truly wonderful. It eats a great deal of beef, and drinks a great deal of beer. You are staggered as you explore its warehouses. I stood in a granary the other day in which there were some eighty thousand sacks of wheat; [...].