WATER Cresses are sold in small bunches, one penny each, or three bunches for twopence. The crier of Water Cresses frequently travels seven or eight miles before the hour of breakfast to gather them fresh; but there is generally a pretty good supply of them in Covent-garden market, brought, along with other vegetables, from the gardens adjacent to the metropolis, where they are planted and cultivated like other garden-stuff. They are, however, from this circumstance, very inferior from those that grow in the natural state in a running brook, wanting that pungency of taste which makes them very wholesome; and a weed very dissimilar in quality is often imposed upon an unsuspecting purchaser.
Hanover Square, also represented in this Plate, is on the south side of Oxford-street. Here is a circular enclosure in the middle, with a plain grass-plat. The noble house seen in the Plate is the residence of Lord Harewood. In George-street, which leads into this square, is the curious and extensive anatomical museum of Mr. Heaviside the surgeon; to the inspection of which respectable persons are admitted, on application to Mr. Heaviside, once a week, from the first Friday in January to the second in May. In this square is a very extensive building, containing an elegant suite of apartments, appropriated principally for Subscription Concerts. In these the King's Concert of Ancient Music is now held; previous to which, Miss Linwood's matchless performances in needle work were exhibited there. These rooms were built by Sir John Gallini, formerly one of the managers of the Opera, to whom they now belong.