NT2574 : Robert Louis Stevenson's lamp, Heriot Row

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Robert Louis Stevenson's lamp, Heriot Row
Robert Louis Stevenson's lamp, Heriot Row
The plaque below the lamp displays lines from Stevenson's children's poem 'The Lamplighter' which contains the verses:

My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky.
It's time to take the window to see Leerie going by;
For every night at teatime and before you take your seat,
With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.

For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,
And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;
And oh! before you hurry by with ladder and with light;
O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him to-night!

"The city-folk had stars of their own; biddable, domesticated stars."
-- Stevenson, A Plea For Gas Lamps

NT2574 : Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood home, Heriot Row
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 July, 2010
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Lamppost   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 251 742 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3408N 3:12.0685W
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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