The port in literature
|Frost fair 'poetry'|
The frost fairs
To be fair, most of the verses that have survived did not pretend to be great poetry, but merely sought to advertise services.
Crimes in print
Printers produced the worst drivel. During the first great frost fair in 1683/84, printers earned large sums by producing souvenirs. It seems that none of this money was spent on commissioning a half-decent poem. Instead, the following epic has survived: