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|Haiku of the Week: Bath
Written by Cheryl
(10/17/2005 12:03 a.m.)
The subject of this week's contest is Bath - choose any event or person at play during this week's chapters in Bath. The usual rules apply, please send your haikus to me (click on my name above) at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Wednesday, Pemberley time (US Eastern Daylight Time) and one entry per customer.
Here is my haiku:
Happy, walking Crofts -- alas!
N.B. "Brigden stares to see anybody with me but my wife. She, poor soul, is tied by the leg. She has a blister on one of her heels, as large as a three shilling piece." (ch 18)
In the later part of the reign of George III the price of silver was high and there was an acute shortage of silver coins available for circulation. The Bank of England took steps to remedy this situation by issuing tokens of value three shillings from 1811-1816. Above is a picture of the coin, and more information on English coins can be found at the link below.
|Coins of England and Great Britain|
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