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dusty disused door

No. 35 Holywell St.

I will be to you wine in the cellar and the more modestly or rather indolently I retire into the backward Bin, the more falerne1 will I be at the drinking…

—John Keats, letter
to Benjamin Bailey
21 May 1818

  1. Defined as
    Of or pertaining to the ager Falernus in Campania, which produced a celebrated wine. Also absol., Falernian wine.
    There used to be an interesting post about it, but that link rotted ages ago. []


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