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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, Chalfont and Latimer with Canada Water as the final coup de grāce.

Reference: Mompesson CT (Rev.). 101 entertainments during ye plague. Eyam Press, Derbyshire 1666.


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