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

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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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