Harley Street

A Topographical and Statistical description of the County of Middlesex ,etc (1810) by George Alexander Cooke

Crossing Oxford Street, Holies Street leads us into Cavendish Square, which is spacious and well built, having a circular shrubbery, containing a gilt equestrian statue of William Duke of Cumberland, enclosed in its centre. Wigmore Street branches off from the north-west angle, of this square; it is a well-built street, inhabited by persons of the first fashion; in continuation of this is Edward Street from which a short avenue leads into Manchester Square, a neat though small quadrangle, with a small circular shrubbery in its centre. It was originally proposed to name this Queen Anne's Square, and to have had a handsome parochial church in the centre, but this not being executed, and the ground upon the north side being unoccupied, it was purchaed by the Duke of Manchester, who erected here his town residence, which gave name to the square. This house afterwards became the residence of the Spanish Ambassador, having been purchased for that purpose by tin- king of Spain ; upon the east side of the house "an elegant little chapel was erected, from the designs of Bonoma, by the Spanish Ambassador. This is now the property of the Marquis of Hertford.

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 Chapter 34 
The Dashwoods were so prodigiously delighted with the Middletons, that though not much in the habit of giving anything, they determined to give them a dinner, and soon after their acquaintance began, invited them to dine in Harley Street, where they had taken a very good house for three months.
 Chapter 35 
"But now, there is one good thing -- we shall be able to meet, and meet pretty often, for Lady Middleton's delighted with Mrs. Dashwood, so we shall be a good deal in Harley Street, I dare say, and Edward spends half his time with his sister..."
 Chapter 36 
It so happened that while her two sisters with Mrs. Jennings were first calling on her in Harley Street, another of her acquaintance had dropt in -- a circumstance in itself not apparently likely to produce evil to her. But while the imaginations of other people will carry them away to form wrong judgments of our conduct, and to decide on it by slight appearances, one's happiness must in some measure be always at the mercy of chance.
 Chapter 37 
But Charlotte, she would not be satisfied, so Mr. Donavan was sent for; and luckily he happened to be just come in from Harley Street, so he stepped over directly, and as soon as ever he saw the child, he said just as we did, that it was nothing in the world but the red-gum, and then Charlotte was easy.
 Chapter 38 
Nothing new was heard by them, for a day or two afterwards, of affairs in Harley Street, or Bartlett's Buildings.
 Chapter 39 
"The cruelty, the impolitic cruelty," he replied, with great feeling "of dividing, or attempting to divide, two young people long attached to each other, is terrible; -- Mrs. Ferrars does not know what she may be doing -- what she may drive her son to. I have seen Mr. Ferrars two or three times in Harley Street, and am much pleased with him.
 Chapter 42 
One other short call in Harley Street, in which Elinor received her brothers congratulations, on their travelling so far towards Barton without any expense, and on Colonel Brandon's being to follow them to Cleveland in a day or two, completed the intercourse of the brother and sisters in town. . .
 Chapter 49 
Elinor remembered what Robert had told her in Harley Street, of his opinion of what his own mediation in his brothers affairs might have done, if applied to in time.

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