Philobiblon: Poetry, or something ....

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Poetry, or something ....

Since it is now officially tomorrow I can put up another post ...

Abchurch Lane, off Lombard St, in which I have an interest for another reason, was the home of Mr John Moore, "author of the celebrated worm-powder", of whom Pope is said to have written (I'm having problems believing it):
"Oh learned friend of Abchurch Lane,
Who sett'st our entrails free!
Vain is they art, thy powder in vain,
Since worms shall eat e'en thee."
from Handbook of London: Past and Present, 1850, P. Cunningham.


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