Essex Court

Middle Temple (EC4) Here lived another errant man of letters, at No. 5 (now rebuilt) , in Richard Porson. He chose this abode to be near Perry, of the Morning Chronicle, whose sister he had married. We read of Porson shutting himself up in these chambers for three or four days together, admitting no visitors. He was then busy about the Grenville Homer, for which he collated the Harleian MS. of the Odyssey, and received for his labour but £50 and a large-paper copy. (Reference: Timbs's London and Westminster, vol. I, p. 201)