London Literacy

THE GREAT FROST –  John Gay (1716) from Trivia: Or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London O roving Muse, recall that wonderous year, When winter reigned in bleak Britannia’s air; When hoary Thames, with frosted osiers crowned, Was three long moons in...

London Literacy

NOW WINTER NIGHTS ENLARGE – Thomas Campion (1567-1620) Now winter nights enlarge The number of their hours And clouds their storms discharge Upon the airy towers. Let now the chimneys blaze, And cups o’erflow with wine: Let well-tun’d words amaze...