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London, A City in Words



March 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


by Thomas Hood

No sun – no moon!
No morn – no noon –
No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member –
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! –

November 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment



The CHRISTMAS LECTURES have been inspiring children and adults alike since 1825.


October 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


As I was walking on Westminster Bridge
One Wednesday afternoon
A man in a bus, he made a great fuss
And said: “Too late! Too soon!”
“Too late and too soon for what?” I cried
On Westminster Bridge, “You Loon!”
“Too late,” he replied, “For the turn of the tide”
“Too soon for the rise of the moon.”


May 18, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Cinderella’s Shoes


August 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and his CatDick Whittington and His Cat by Marcia Brown

Behold a cat whose merit wants a name;
‘Twas she that raised poor Whittington to fame


June 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and Lemons” is a traditional English nursery rhyme and singing game which refers to the bells of several churches, all within or close to the City of London.

Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement’s.

You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin’s.

When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey.

When I grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch.

When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.

I do not know,
Says the great bell of Bow.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!


June 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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