Friday’s Piece

“Women, then, are only children of a larger growth; they have an entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning good-sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty hours together.”

(From Letters to His Son by Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1694 – 1773)

John Lentell

20th March, 1969

Wednesday’s Piece

In the Report of the Constitutional Commission 1968 appeared the following:

“We therefore recommend that the new constitution should contain a brief, factual preamble and, ¬†by a majority of four to one, that it should include an acknowledgement of the authority and guidance of Almighty God.” (Para 603)

One Commissioner thought that some would regard a reference to God in the Constitution as being out of place.

This is very interesting and it is perhaps astonishing that so little attention was focussed upon the questions arising. I believe in some sort of higher authority but I would not be so bold as to say that Almighty God is an indisputable fact!

John Lentell

18th March, 1969

Tuesday’s Piece

A restaurant owner with plenty of advertising ideas and little money for advertising purchased the largest fish bowl he could find, filled it with water and put it in his window, with a sign reading:

“This bowl is filled with invisible Paraguayan¬†goldfish.”

It required two policemen to keep the pavements in front of the window cleared.

John Lentell

17th March, 1969