(London). This park was originally attached to a palace of
Queen Elizabeth, but at the beginning of the seventeenth century much
of the land was let on long leases, which fell in early in the
nineteenth century. The present park was formed under the direction of
Mr. Nash, and received its name in compliment to George IV., then
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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