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The Merrythought

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


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Article at the Public Domain Review

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