Monday’s Piece

“The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.”

(Samuel Butler, 1835 – 1902)

John Lentell

1st December, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“All love at first, like generous wine,

Ferments and frets until ’tis fine;

But when ’tis settled on the lee,

And from th’ impurer matter free,

Becomes the richer still the older,

And proves the pleasanter the colder.”

(Samuel Butler, 1612-1680)

John Lentell

August 7th, 1968