The Rhymer's Club - Absinthe, Leather, Rosewood, Tarnished Silver, and Oakmoss

The Rhymer's Club - Absinthe, Leather, Rosewood, Tarnished Silver, and Oakmoss

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The essence of debauched gentility - absinthe poured over sugar cubes in a tarnished silver strainer, lavender shaving soap, dried roses crumbing to dust, anise, rosewood, linen writing paper, wet ink, dusty old book bindings, ocean soaked dockwood, and oakmoss.

W. B. Yeats, Ernest Rhys and T. W. Rolleston founded the Rhymers’ Club in 1890 in London as an informal club for young poets and writers. The club met in an upper room at the Chesire Cheese on Fleet Street and the Domino Room of the Café Royal. The group produced anthologies of poetry in 1892 and 1894.

 

Art: Art: Le bibliothécaire (The Librarian) by Félicien Rops, 1878