The famous Derbyshire vicar, renowned worldwide for assisting the village of Eyam to resist the plague, also developed a technique for shunting below the diagonal
whilst still in spoon
. Closely related to the Plague variation
– Old Swan, Aldgate East, Finchley and Puddle Dock – Mompesson spotted the incongruity between [Smith's Rule]?
and the cunning [Vicar's Slice]?
. Developing the theme implied by this incongruity, the ploy is usually presented as a fait accompli via Rotten Row, Green Park and Chalfont and Latimer with Canada Water as the final coup de grâce.
Reference: Mompesson CT (Rev.). 101 entertainments during ye plague. Eyam Press, Derbyshire 1666.
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