1832 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams

John Taylor Esq., note in Records of my Life (1832) 1:37n.



Sir Charles Hanbury Williams was our Minister at the Court of Prussia. Close to his residence in Berlin was a house of bad fame, which, soon after his arrival, was prohibited, in compliment to his representative character. Sir Charles deemed it necessary to apply to the Prussian Government, requesting the restoration of the house in question, alleging that, while the house existed in its former state, he knew where to find his servants, but when it was abolished, they were so dispersed through the city, that he found it difficult to discover them. The house was then restored to its former privilege, and the servants to a place where they were sure to be found.