Esoteric London

No. 391: Nelson Passage, EC1

Posted in Architectural by esotericlondon on August 29, 2011

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Nelson Passage, London, EC1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Dr Samuel Johnson as quoted in The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. comprehending An Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, In Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence; Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published: The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for nearly Half a Century, during which he FlourishedJames Boswell, 1791:

Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists.

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