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Mushirul Hasan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198063117

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.001.0001

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Ode to London

Ode to London

(p.62) 9 Ode to London
Exploring the West

Mushirul Hasan

Oxford University Press

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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