Saturday’s Piece


As a beauty I’m not a great star,
There are others more handsome by far;
But my face I don’t mind it
Because I’m behind it –
‘Tis the folks out in front that I jar.

(Anthony Euwer)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
31st May, 1971

Thursday’s Piece

And when the religious sects ran mad,
He held, in spite of all his learning,
That if a man’s belief is bad,
It will not be improved by burning.

(W. M. Praed – ‘The Vicar’)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
30th May, 1971

Monday’s Piece


The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just’s umbrella.

Sir George Owen

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
28th May, 1971