Golden Boy of Pye Corner

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Golden Boy av Pye Hjørnet

The Golden Boy av Pye Corner er et lite monument på hjørnet av Giltspur Street og Cock Lane i Smithfield, i sentrum av London. Det markerer stedet der den Store Brannen i London i 1666 ble stoppet. Statuen er laget av tre og er dekket med gull. Bygningen hvor den er plassert er en fredet bygning.


Under står følgende inskripsjone:

This Boy is in Memmory put up for the late Fire of LONDON in Occasion'd by the Sin og Gluttony.Den viktigste inskripsjone står om lag 3 meter under gutten, som er skrevet som følger:

The boy at Pye Corner was
erected to commemorate
the staying of the great
fire which beginning at
Pudding Lane was ascribed
to the Sin of Gluttony
when not attributed to
the papists as on the
Monument and the Boy was
made prodigiously fat to
enforce the moral he was
originally built into the
front of a public-house
Called The Fortune of War
Which used to occupy
This site and was pulled
Down in 1910

'The Fortune of War' was
The chief house of call
North of the River for
Resurrectionists in body
snatching days years ago
The landlord used to show
The room where on benches
Round the walls the bodies
Were placed labelled
With the snatchers'
names waiting till the
Surgeons at Saint
Bartholomew's could run
Round and appraise them

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