A Poetic Superscription


In 1761, the Post Office in London received the following letter with an interesting superscription:

About this time, twelve months ago,
I sent a letter to Mr. Crow, —
He lived then, when he does still:
But leave this with, Largent Will,
At the Three Tuns near Temple Bar,
From Fetter Lane, it is not far,
I think three doors or thereabout;
You’ll very easy find it out.
And pray don’t let the seal undone
‘Till he received it safe in


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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4 Responses to A Poetic Superscription

  1. I’m going to try that on my next letter…

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  2. ivors20 says:

    So very witty.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lovely and whimsical! 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Indira says:

    Ooh my… love this !! 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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