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Munificent.

--Miss Burdett Coutts, of England, is again enviably conspicuous. Dickens first brought her into notice by dedicating David Copperfield to her; she then added to her fame by introducing into the fashionable circles of London a Liverpool street cripple, who used to go about in a little car, playing on an accordion, and subsequently by offering to back Dickens, Jr., commercially, to any amount. Now the most important drinking fountain yet designed for London is being erected, through the munificence of this lady, in Victoria Park. The cost will be about £5,000; the height 57 feet; the diameter 26 feet.

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