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The Asylum.

This building is in Lambeth, and is a house of refuge for deserted female orphan children of the poor. It was instituted in the year 1758. It has been eminently useful in securing the objects originally intended by its benevolent founders, as an assistant to the Magdalen, in rescuing poor and abandoned girls from that state of wretchedness and neglect which would expose them to all the miseries of a prostituted course of life. There is here also a handsome and well-attended chapel; and the appearance of the children, like the display of those taken care of in the Foundling Hospital, cannot fail to gladden the heart. Such institutions give a lofty idea of the active and individual benevolence that exists in this country.

Source: New Picture of London, Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand; by W. Clowes, Northumberlarland Court. 1819

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819