The Place of Love in Human Life: John Mortimer QC


I cannot help thinking that the time occupied in the course of an average lifetime in the pursuit of love has been greatly exaggerated. Dr Donne and Lord Byron, I am convinced, spent many more of their spare moments asleep, or staring aimlessly into the middle distance, or having a lonely chop and an early night than they would have us believe.

Rumpole, in ‘The Course of True Love

John Mortimer Q C (1923-2009)

The illustration is of a man reading a book in a Munich bar, December 2012, by Jorgeroyan via Wikimedia.

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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