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Ode to London

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063117
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0027
Ode to London

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The author hires lodgings in London, has an interview with the president of the Board of Control, is introduced at court, and gets the attention of the princes and the nobility. He notes the city's public amusements, visits Windsor, arrives at Oxford, describes the University of Oxford, proceeds to Blenheim, describes the park and house, visits Colonel Cox, and comments on the mode of sporting in England. The author then proceeds to the house of Mr Hastings before returning to London. He composes ‘Ode to London’ upon his arrival in the city.

Keywords: London; Board of Control; princes; nobility; public amusements; University of Oxford; Blenheim; Windsor; mode of sporting

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