12 APRIL 1856, Page 15


TMERE is nothing by which sovereigns and governors live more in the memory of a people than by their works. From the Pyra- mid of Cheops to the Hyde Park improvements of Carlisle, works or walks given to the public " for use ornament, or delectation, call forth memory and gratitude. If Ministers wish for the "tare perennius," they should choose these monuments, and execute them as well as they can. We see three monumental works at present offered to them.

1. Consolidation of all the scattered Government Offices in one fine set of buildings, to replace the unsightly patches of houses be- tween the Horse Guards, the Abbey, and the Parliament Palace ; and not to divide the buildings with a fragment between tho Carlton Club and the present Ordnance Office. 2. Such a highway across the long strip of Park land yoleped "St. James's" and. " Green," as would be most convenient to the public, and therefore straight across the narrow middle—the Pa- nama.of the tract—by Buckingham Palace. 3. The settlement of the Metropolitan Principalities question, by the purchase of Hampstead Heath, with aid from Government, and its free gift to the public "for ever."