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undertaking; till fresh objects of interest arrested their attention.
They both agreed in thinking Adelaide Crescent would be very beautiful when completed, and in admiring the splendid houses, comprising Brunswick Square and Terrace : Regency Square, and Bedford Square, with the noble Hotel, bearing the same name, the children had before seen.
" Edward," said Mrs. Ashton, as they passed the end of West Street, " you are fond of history ; and it will, perhaps, interest you to hear that near this spot is still standing the inn which afforded a temporary shelter to the unfortunate king Charles II., after the battle of Worcester, when he fled from his rebel-subjects to the continent. His faithful friends, co-