London Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange .—This building, of which scarcely anything can be seen on the outside, lies up a paved passage called Capel Court, in Bartholomew Lane, on the east side of the Bank of England.  Dealers and brokers in the public funds, and in all kinds of joint-stock shares and debentures, meet and transact business here.  They buy and sell, not only for themselves, but for the public generally; and the amount of business transacted every day is enormous.  The establishment is maintained by about 900 members, who pay £10 a-year each.  They endeavour to enforce strict honesty in each other's dealings; but they sedulously refuse to allow a stranger even to pass the threshold of their Temple of Wealth.