ONE of the most useful among the numberless regulations that promote the cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of London, is that which relieves them from the incumbrance of their dust and ashes. Dust-carts ply the streets through the morning in every part of the metropolis; two men go with each cart, ringing a large bell and calling Dust O! These men daily, if necessary, empty the dust-binns of all the refuse that is thrown into them. They receive no gratuity from the inhabitants of the houses; the owner of the cart pays them, like other labourers, weekly wages; and the dust is carried to yards in the outskirts of the town, where a number of women and girls are employed in sifting it, and separating the cinders and bones from the ashes and other refuse. The ashes, &c. are sold for manure, the cinders for fuel, and the bones to the burning-houses. The inhabitants of a crowded city are thus relieved from an incumbrance which, in its accumulation, would prove a dangerous nuisance; employment is afforded to a number of persons; and the dust-carts and yards are a profitable concern to their proprietors.
New Church, properly St. Mary-le-Strand, is in the Strand, contiguous to Somerset-house. This beautiful church stands in the very centre of the street, dividing it into two branches.