J. R. E.
When in April the sweet showers fall . . .
Then people long to go on pilgrimages . . .
And specially, from every shire's end
In England, down to Canterbury they wend
To seek the holy blissful martyr, quick
To give his help to them when they were sick.
In the fourteenth century when Chaucer's pilgrims journeyed from London to Canterbury to visit the "clinic" of the sainted Thomas à Becket, they followed the heights of the North Downs in Kent. These are a long ridge of steep chalk hills in southeastern England that run from west to east
J. R. E.. From Chaucer to Darwin, Down in Kent. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:369–372. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-369
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):369-372.
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