GREENWICH HOSPITAL, THE WEST INDIA DOCKS, &c. (Page 169.)
THE house in the foreground is that of the Ranger of Greenwich-park. Beyond, are the southern divisions of Greenwich-hospital, with their beautiful colonnades and domes. Through the interval between these is seen the centre of the grand terrace which runs along the whole front next to the river. A man of war is passing up the river, and is seen in this opening. The extensive range of buildings, toward the background, is the finished warehouses of the West India Docks. They are erected on the northern side of the dock for unloading inward. Nothing can be imagined more complete than they are. This dock covers thirty acres; and will contain nearly three hundred sail of West Indiamen. To the south is a smaller dock for loading outwards. The ground between these docks and the river is a marsh, called The Isle of Dogs. It is a peninsula, and is intersected by a canal cut for vessels and craft, permitted to go through this short passage on the payment of certain rates. The church to the left is St. Anne's, Limehouse. The whole site embraced by this Plate is peculiarly worthy to be visited.