THE Turk in the annexed Plate is a portrait. Habited in the costume of his nation, he has sold Morocco Slippers in the Strand, Cheapside, and Cornhill (during the hours of Exchange), a great number of years. To these principal streets he generally confines his walks. There are other sellers of Slippers, particularly about the Royal Exchange, who are Jews, and are very importunate for custom, while the venerable Turk uses no solicitation beyond showing his Slippers. They are sold at one shilling and sixpence and two shillings per pair, and are of all colours and all sizes.
Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand, is an extensive and noble structure, built by Government principally for the concentration of the offices of public business. The Plate shews the west side of the entrance, which contains a centre gate for carriages, and two foot ways, through an arched portico. The window on the right hand of the Plate is one of that suite of apartments which belongs to the Royal Academy. A visit to the various departments of Somerset-house will amply repay the trouble of the stranger.