“The smith has always a spark in his throat.”
(“And they often take pains to quench it, but to no purpose.”)
30th May, 1969
Note: this saying is an old English metaphor and there’s a reference to one John Hogg, a blacksmith working in a forge with an ever burning spark which always required quenching. This “piece” was no doubt a cryptic reference to Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia at the time.