Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Guess who for you four
Trembling in anticipated excitement I await febrile felicitations from those of whom I may count as amongst dear friends, but what of things unsaid, things so very much unsaid as to be never said despite the mellowing influence of saying, when no words are deemed necessary?
Again I read of similar conundrums (Shakespeare and Goethe being amongst the finest and the first), but what of the first, when the first come are not always the first served?
Finest comments are often displayed by ordinary fellows of low birth who may - or may not - have been amongst the privileged to sit at that table when the utterance of Mr Johnson was first issued, and what an utterance indeed.
Too late to recall the unmitigating cant of Julian of Norwich - though many others from that county have always know to be before him, and also too late to rely on the ever visiting soul of of the 'Stephenson Family' - if I may make so bold as to include the Royal Household and the noble house of the Magazine of 'Men's Health', with wash-board stomachs and young men on house-boats, if ever a further visit to the entire 22 lochs of Devizes were ever to be seen again by one such as I.
No, it is better that I - again - visit the honey-coloured and drenched environs of the Roman City, but this time will lodge in a much dryer Crescent hotel as my young men will allow me as they adjourn on that canal boat to await my return in the fine morning.