Esoteric London

No. 878: Pollard Street, E2

Posted in Graffiti, Markets by esotericlondon on July 10, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_8847 copy

Pollard Street, London, E2. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens, (1838-1839):

“A fine morning, Mr Linkinwater!” said Nicholas, entering the office.
“Ah!” replied Tim, “talk of the country, indeed! What do you think of this, now, for a day – a London day – eh?”
“It’s a little clearer out of town,” said Nicholas.
“Clearer!” echoed Tim Linkinwater. “You should see it from my bedroom-window.”
“You should see it from mine,” replied Nicholas, with a smile.
“Pooh! pooh!” said Tim Linkinwater, “don’t tell me. Country!” (Bow was quite a rustic place to Tim,) “Nonsense! What can you get in the country but new-laid eggs and flowers? I can buy new-laid eggs in Leadenhall market, any morning before breakfast; and as to flowers, it’s worth a run upstairs to smell my mignonette, or to see the double-wallflower in the back-attic window, at No. 6, in the court.”

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