"SIX bunches a penny sweet Lavender" is the cry that invites in the streets the purchasers of this cheap and pleasant perfume. The distillers of Lavender are supplied wholesale from the nursery-grounds, and a considerable quantity of the shrub is sold in the streets to the middling classses [sic] of inhabitants, who are fond of placing Lavender among their linen (the scent of which conquers that of the soap used in washing), yet are unwilling to pay for the increased pungency of distillation.
Temple Bar. This Gate was erected to divide the Strand from Fleet-street in 1670, after the great fire; previous to which there were only posts, with rails and chains. On the east side, which forms the background of the Plate, in the niches, are the statues of James and Anne of Denmark; and on the opposite side are those of Charles the First and Charles the Second: all executed by Bushnell. On the top of this Gate were exhibited the heads of the unfortunate victims to the justice of their country for the crime of high treason. The last sad mementos of this kind were the rebels in 1746. This Gate is the western extremity of the city of London.
On the left of the Plate is the entrance to the Middle Temple. The old Gate was erected by Sir Amias Powlet on a singular occasion. About the year 1501 Sir Amias had placed Cardinal Wolsey, then parson of Lymington, in the stocks. Being sent for to London in 1515 by Wolsey, then raised to the rank of Cardinal, he was, on account of this old grudge, ordered not to quit London until further orders. In this gateway he lodged for five or six years, and rebuilt it. To pacify his eminence, he adorned the front with the Cardinal's cap, badges, cognizance, and other devices. This Gate being burnt by the great fire, the present one was afterwards erected.