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Lost quotes

Who uses the Medusa's eye? Have you heard a chorus of frogs? Do you know who Gentle Dobbin is? Perhaps we can help you track down the poem you are looking for!

The Library keeps a running list of frequently asked for 'lost' quotations that for some reason have come up time and time again. Back in the early days of the library, the service was operated using two large 'Lost Quotations' boards, but have now been replaced with an online service which can reach many more people in a much shorter time.

The life that I have is all that I have
Leo Marks

Two of our most commonly sought after poems are Times Paces (Lines on a Clock in Chester Cathedral) by Henry Twells, a poem which is actually fixed to the front of the clock-case in the north transept of Chester Cathedral, and Code Poem for the French Resistance, a short poem by Leo Marks which was one of many famous poems used to encrypt allied messages in the early years of the Second World War. 

If you're trying to identify a poem from snippet get in touch, we might be able to help.

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