Shakespeare's Head

As mentioned in previous post, Shakespeare's Head is the name of a colonial-era building in Providence.  Here's the epigraph with which Stubborn Grew opens :

“At the sign of Shakespeare’s Head” must have been a fascinating spot in the politically exciting days before and during the War for Independence.  One can picture the culturally-minded folks leisurely fingering the leather-bound volumes of the classics that lined the shelves in the northwest corner of the lower floor, while the revolutionary-minded compatriots voraciously flipped the pages of the legal, historical and philosophical tomes, eagerly searching for ammunition…
– “Old Stone Bank” History of RI

Shakespeare's Head

There was a garden behind Shakespeare's Head. 
A long time ago, before you were born.
Before you were born, before you were born,
a garden there was, behind Shakespeare's Head.

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