THE Turk, whose portrait is accurately given in the Plate, has sold Rhubarb in the streets of the metropolis during many years. He constantly appears in his turban, trowsers, and mustachios, and deals in no other article. As his drug has been found to be of the most genuine quality, the sale affords him a comfortable livelihood.
Russel Square, on the north side of Bloomsbury, is built on the site where Bedford house and its gardens lately stood. This new square is one of the largest in London. Broad streets intersect it at the corners, and in the middle, which add to its beauty, and remove the general objection to squares by ventilating the air. The square is uniform in its outline, with the exception of Baltimore-house, on the east side, at the corner of Guilford-street, whence the annexed view of the square is taken. The centre houses on the north side are ornamented with pilasters of stone, and the ground floors of both south and west sides are stuccoed, having balconies all round. The extensive enclosure is a square with rounded corners. Next the railing is a dwarf hedge. A grass border and broad gravel walk succeed, which surround a square lawn patched with oval shrubberies, and intersected with gravel walks. In the centre is a large circular plantation bordered by a gravel walk. Adjoining Russel-square to the north, and now building, is Tavistock-square, the east side of which is finished. The houses are of brick with stuccoed ground floors, the wings pilastered, and the whole of uniform design, having balconies and a neat stuccoed cornice. The enclosure, an oblong square with the corners rounded off, is agreeably laid out. In Tavistock-place, on the east side of the square, is a new Gothic chapel. This beautiful specimen of Gothic architecture deserves particular notice from the curious stranger. An elegant building also in Great Coram-street, west of the square, is worthy attention: the centre, having a handsome portico with four pillars, is an assembly room; one wing is appropriated to billiard rooms, and the other contains hot and cold baths. These baths are fitted up in a very neat and commodious manner.