E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
was at one time the noted street for druggists and herbalists; hence Falstaff says
I cannot cog, and say thou art this and that, like a many of these lisping hawthorn buds, that come like women in mens apparel, and smell like Bucklersbury in simple time.Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, iii. 3.