這篇似乎受選為著名翻譯文集"倫敦叫賣聲" (香港:牛津大學出版社 等等) 待查
不過近20年之後在日本看NHK演 Lafcadio Hearn's Japan 才體會 --當然我們童年鄉下也很精彩 據網路說宋朝都城已很發達
倫敦的叫賣聲：英國隨筆選譯. [英]阿狄生等/ 1997 / 三聯書
Cries of London 《倫敦叫賣聲》 17世紀初的作曲家把倫敦商販沿街叫賣的傳統曲調改編而成的輪唱曲。收在《不列顛音樂叢書》中。 這是今天上課的時候老師無意中帶過的，
The Cries Of London: Hillier / Theatre Of Voices Fretwork
Joseph Addison, from The Spectator, No. 251
The Spectator, a popular series of periodical essays that appeared daily (except Sundays) in 1711–12 and 1714, was written by Addison and Richard Steele. In addition to influential social and literary criticism, it popularized current philosophical and scientific notions, set standards of taste and manners, and appealed to city readers (and readers who followed city fashions) by providing vivid descriptions of the life of the town.
[The Cries of London]
The Cries of London may be divided into Vocal and Instrumental. As for the latter, they are at present under a very great Disorder. A Freeman of London has the Privilege of disturbing a whole Street for an hour together, with the twancking of a Brass Kettle or a Frying-Pan. The Watchman's Thump >> note 2 at Midnight startles us in our Beds, as much as the breaking in of a Thief. * * *
Some of these last-mentioned Musicians are so very loud in the Sale of these trifling Manufactures, that an honest Splenetick Gentleman of my Acquaintance bargained with one of them never to come into the Street where he lived; But what was the effect of this Contract? why, the whole Tribe of Cardmatch-makers which frequent that Quarter, passed by his Door the very next Day, in hopes of being bought off after the same manner.
Images of the Outcast : The Urban Poor in the Cries of London-US-
ISBN:9780813531526 (Paper cover book)
Shesgreen, Sean /Publisher:Rutgers Univ Pr Published 2002/