2] hansoms: small two-wheeled covered carriage.
12] Brompton: street running from South Kensington station to Hyde Park and Knightsbridge station today. The location of the Bull-and-Gate, likely a pub, is not known.
15] Crsus: wealthy king of Lydia (560-546 BC).
18] Lucullus' phaeton: Lucius Licinius Lucullus (born ca. 110 BC), consul of Rome, leader of war against Mithridates, and very wealthy, could have afforded a phaeton, a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: Amy Levy, A London Plane-Tree and other Verse (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1889), pp. 21-22. PR 4886 L25L6 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 1889
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/1/23
Rhyme: ababbcbc, last stanza abab
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