The Merrythought or Bog-House and Glass-Window Miscellany
This remarkable collection of graffiti poems from toilet walls was first published in 1731-2 and offers a unique and fascinating window into Georgian life. The poems are variously misogynistic, erotic, scatological, sentimental and insulting, but they all show a level of literary talent far above their modern counterparts.
The Boghouse-Miscellany's well design'd,
To ease the body, and improve the mind.
James Bramston, The Man of Taste