Esoteric London

No. 1171: Marchmont Street, WC1

Posted in Crime and Punishment by esotericlondon on December 25, 2014

Marchmont Street, London, WC1. Photo © Roger Dean 2009

A Visit From St Nicholas – Clement C. Moore, 1822:

He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler just opening his sack.

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.

He had a broad face, and a little round belly

That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of my self.

[Happy Christmas followers! R.D.]

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