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:
Kubla Khan: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43991/kubla-khan
John Donne, "Good Friday, 1613, Riding Westward": https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44103/good-friday-1613-riding-westward
John Donne, "The Flea": https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46467/the-flea
John Donne, "The Good Morrow" (in which Charlie can't finish reading the poem for constant swooning): https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44104/the-good-morrow