Friday’s Piece

“You say reserve and modesty he has,

Whose heart is iron, his head wood, and his face brass.

The fox, the owl, the spider, and the bat,

By sweet reserve and modesty grow fat.”

(William Blake, 1757 – 1827)

John Lentell

24th August, 1970

William_Blake_by_Thomas_Phillips

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Wednesday’s Piece

“Ronald said he was not prepared to give any undertaking not to see Mrs. A…. ‘I am prepared to marry her if she is willing,’ he declared. The chairman: ‘Then you will be remanded for a medical report.’ ”

John Lentell

23rd Augsut, 1970