Wednesday’s Piece

If I were a cassowary
On the plains of Timbuktu,
I would eat a missionary,
Cassock, band, and hymn-book too.
(Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, 1805 – 1873)

John Lentell
11th December, 1970

(c) Royal Academy of Arts; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
(c) Royal Academy of Arts; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Monday’s Piece

An act for the more effectual discouraging of the crime of adultery was sent down from the Lords. The question being put, That the Bill be read a second time – Ayes 40, Noes 51.
(House of Commons 1754)

John Lentell
9th December, 1970