The seat of her majesty the Queen, and of her ancestors from the period of the Conquest. Eton College also is within a short distance.
To the right we see Dulwich, famous for the picture gallery, in “Dulwich, or God’s Gift, College, founded by Edward Alleyne, the Player, the ‘Proteus, for shape, and the Roscius, for tongue.’” Built in 1619, supported by an income of £8,637 arising from landed property and bequests, and which, is open for view to the public by ticket. (See Bradshaw’s Guide to London.)
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The capital of Kent, on the Medway, and in a tract of land of great fertility, among orchards, hop grounds, and woodlands.
This ancient borough town, having been a British town before the Roman invasion, stands in a rich vale on the banks of the Medway.