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On The Mole, Boxhill

On The Mole, Boxhill

Photographer: Thompson, Stephen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: 1758.b.6

Item number: 18

Length: 14.3

Width: 18.35

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Mole has been a favourite stream, alike with the old poets and modern painters. Spenser calls it the 'nousling Mole;' it is the 'soft and gentle Mole' of Drayton, the 'silent Mole' of Thompson; and it is the subject of a very long proportion of the water-colour drawings of Birket Foster and other painters of that school. Close by the bridge stands the well-known ancient inn, which everyone should visit at least once in summer days. It is almost classic ground. Under it's roof Keats wrote the later part of his 'Endymion...'"

Text by Stephen Thompson from his book 'Studies From Nature'.

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