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Charles Lamb

 
 
Charles Lamb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Charles Lamb Marker
Inscription.

Elia

To the immortal memory of

Charles Lamb

Perhaps the most beloved name
in English literature who
was a bluecoat boy here for
7 years

B. 1775 D. 1834

[Lower panel:]
This memorial was moved here in
December 1962
from Christchurch Greyfriars in
Newgate Street
which stands beside the former site of
Charles Lamb's school Christ's Hospital

 
Location. 51° 31.003′ N, 0° 6.106′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is on Giltspur just north of Holborn Viaduct, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC1A 2DH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mozzagrogna and Caldari War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Fusiliers (within shouting distance of this marker); Giltspur Street Compter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Boy of Pye Corner (within shouting distance of this marker);
Charles Lamb Marker - Lower Panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Charles Lamb Marker - Lower Panel
Royal College of Physicians (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace (about 210 meters away); Vestry House (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the wall of the Watch House of St. Sepulchre Without Newgate Church.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Charles Lamb Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
3. Charles Lamb Marker - Wide View
<i>Charles Lamb</i> image. Click for full size.
Henry Hoppner Meyer (image courtesy of the New York Public Library), 1828
4. Charles Lamb
"Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847)....Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the centre of a major literary circle in England. He has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as 'the most lovable figure in English literature'." - Wikipedia
 
 
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