Fill a saucepan with about an inch of water. Set a stainless steel bowl over saucepan that fits nicely without touching water. Bring water to a simmer.
Add half & half, egg yolks, lemon juice, and mustard to bowl over saucepan whisk well. Cook mixture, whisking constantly, until just thick enough to coat the back of a metal or wooden spoon.
Reduce heat to very low, then very slowly drizzle in warm melted butter while whisking constantly. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to dish, cover to keep warm.
Bring several inches of water along with vinegar just to a boil in a large deep frying pan. Crack eggs one at a time and add to boiling water, fitting four eggs in pan at once.
Cook until whites are just set and yolk is still runny, about 3 - 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain, repeat with remaining four eggs.
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until heated through, about 1 minute per side.
Meanwhile toast English muffins in a toaster oven until just golden brown on top.
Lay a slice of bacon atop each English muffin. Top each with a poached egg and season with salt and pepper. Spoon or pour sauce over top.
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