We can't discuss the Bridge of Sighs without hearing from Thomas Hood's
poem. The she has just jumped.

    Make no deep scrutiny
    Into her mutiny
    Rash and undutiful:
    Past all dishonour,
    Death has left on her
    Only the beautiful.

    Still, for all slips of hers,
    One of Eve's family
    Wipe those poor lips of hers
    Oozing so clammily. [The Bridge of Sighs, 21-30.]

It may be the most awful and utterly delightful poem in English. EAPope
has written criticism of the poem that matches it in being bizarre and