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  • Writer's pictureCharlie Lane

Opium, Hedge Mazes, Poetry, and the Regency Era

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

A Dare Too Far is almost here, and I'm so excited to share Jane and George's story with you. I did a lot of research for this little (big!) book, and I'll organize some of the links I used here. You can subscribe to my newsletter if you want a little more discussion about opium usage during the Regency!

But first, some info on hedge mazes!


Now how about a little bit about New Years Eve in Regency England?


Opium Addiction During the Regency

Barbers sold opium!

De Quincey's take:


Some Poetry!

Kubla Khan:

John Donne, "Good Friday, 1613, Riding Westward":

John Donne, "The Flea":

John Donne, "The Good Morrow" (in which Charlie can't finish reading the poem for constant swooning):

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