Wednesday’s Personal Piece

I wouldn’t be a City Councillor (tho’ I was – believe it or not – once asked) for all the China tea in Salisbury. So full marks to those – whatever their political opinions – who are. I just couldn’t resist this one:-

“Shall Barum always crouch beneath

Some Boroughmonger’s rod?

Or shall we still subservient be

To petty tyrants’ nod?


Indignantly forbit it all,

Forbid it, hearts so true,

And shew us, at your country’s call,

What Barumites can do.”

John Lentell of Hunter’s Lodge

February 25th, 1968

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