Wednesday, 13 December 2006


Report of fashions in proud Italy
Whose manners still our tardy apish nation
Limps after in base imitation.

Thus whilst I imitate an inimitable imitator of Italian architectural fashion,
who fell from fashion erst he built the Radcliffe Camera,
I leave you, Dear Reader, with an Florentine impression,
its dense lanes and pale towers, aspiring domes and retiring villas.

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