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Cries of London ©

Irene McIsaac
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
2005

(circa 1795*)

"Do you want any matches?"
"Knives, Scissors and Razors to Grind"
"Scarlet Strawberries"
"Old Chairs to Mend"
"A New Love Song only ha'penny a piece"

2005

Unsuspecting buyers in transit
Captive public at large
Dotted with cowardly vendors
Wares concealed in knapsacks
Merchants of terror and death

Sorrowful Cries of London

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* From the paintings of Francis Wheatley depicting London street merchants.


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