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Russel Square


Is a recent and a very great improvement. It is an exceedingly large and well laid-out plot of ground—it is about 670 feet on each side. On the side nearly facing Bedford Square, is a good pedestrian statue of the late Duke of Bedford, erected in 1809. It is colossal; the attitude well-chosen, graceful and manly; the folds of the drapery are ample, yet sufficiently detailed. His Grace reposes one arm on a plough; the left hand holds the gift of Ceres, conforming with the general plan of a Monument, intended to indicate the Duke's attachment to agricultural pursuit.

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