Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rathbone Place Coterie

A year after his first marriage his first work, Poetical Sketches, was published at the expense of Flaxman and of some dilettanti friends, who were accustomed to gather at the Rev. Mr. Matthews', of 28, Rathbone Place. No. 28 is now a chair and umbrella mender's shop, but was then a very fashionable house on the most northernly fringe of London, upon the way to "the Jew's Harp house and Green Man."

W.B. Yeats, "Introduction", William Blake - Collected Poems, London, Routledge, 2002, p. xxvi