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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption"The mayor was dumb, and the council stood As if they were changed into blocks of wood
Unable to move a step or cry To the children skipping by..." "The Pied Piper of Hamlyn" by
Robert Browning
Extent1 item
Published byNew Statesman
Date17 Dec 1976
Size27.25 x 37.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptForeign aid Roads Hospitals Defence Benefits Pensions Council Workers Schools
Person DepictedHealey; Denis Winston (1917-); Baron Healey
Castle; Barbara (1910-2002); Baroness Castle of Blackburn
Heffer; Eric
Mikardo; Ian (1908-1993)
Pied Piper
Implied textLegends: "The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in pied (multicolored) clothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as a fairy tale. This version has also appeared in the writings of, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning. ..." []
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