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Glyn   Link to this

Perhaps as Samuel Pepys drank here he mused on the lines of doggerel written by John Taylor in 1636 about Popes Head taverns (a popular name despite the Protestant Reformation):

Bill   Link to this

This may be the doggerel of Taylor that Glyn was referring to:

The Popes head neere Smithfield Pens
Popes head in Moorefields
Popes head in Cornhill
Popes head in Chancery lane


These Popes heads are no Authors of Debate,
Nor Schismaticks, or Troublers of the State:
Yet theres good Clarret, and Sack Catholike
Will make a Mad man Tame, a Tame man strike.

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