Street Entertainers: W H Auden


When I was a child, the streets of any city were full of street vendors and street entertainers of every kind, and of the latter the Italian organ-grinder with his monkey was one of the most endearing. Today, officialdom seems to have banished them all, and the only persons who still earn their living on the streets are prostitutes and dope peddlers.

W H Auden

A Certain World
The picture, via Wikimedia, is An impromptu dance – a scene on the Chelsea Embankment (1883) by Frederick Brown (1851-1941)

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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