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The Manor House, Hale, Near Liverpool

 

(Poem)

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John Betjemin's poem, 'The Manor House, Hale, near Liverpool' describes the grandeur of the architecture in this region. The influence of Liverpool’s greatness and wealth as a port is seen floating across the whole of Lancashire, ‘O'er Mersey mud and Mersey flood,’ to pervade everything it touches, ‘While near and far and far and near/ Is Liverpool baroque.’ It is a truly fun piece, which mirrors the brilliant playfulness demonstrated in the baroque designs of the architecture, also Betjemin’s nod towards the speaking clock, is particularly appealing: ‘“Rococo,” says the pendulum, / “Baroque, baroque, baroak.”’

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Hale
Merseyside

185

 

 
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