Dreary Lane Kew

Some more from the Epicure s Almanack:

In going up Dreary Lane that leads to Richmond you pass the east boundary wall of Kew Gardens, extending more than a mile in length. This dead wall used to have a most grazing and tedious effect on the eye of a pedestrian; but a poor mendicant crippled seaman, some years ago, enlivened it by drawing on it, in chalk, every man of war in the British navy. He returns annually to the spot to refit his ships, and raises considerable supplies for his own victualling board from the gratuities of the charitable, who pass to and from Richmond.

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