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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Duck Lane runs NW/SW between Well Yard and Bart's Close near the West side on the 1746 map

Bill   Link to this

Duck Lane was largely inhabited by booksellers. It is now renamed Little Britain.
---Wheatley, 1899.

Bill   Link to this

Some Country Squire to Lintot goes,
Inquires for Swift in Verse and Prose.
Says Lintot, "I have heard the Name;
He dy'd a Year ago." The same.
He searcheh all his Shop in vain;
"Sir you may find them in Duck-lane;
I sent them with a Load of Books,
Last Monday to the Pastry-cook's."
---Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift. Jonathan Swift, 1731

(i.e., even Swift's books got remaindered to the used-book sellers!)

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