Some Thoughts On Lying


Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don’t.


Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)

Marmion, Canto VI, Stanza 17 (1808)

But when we’ve practised quite a while
How vastly we improve our style!

J.R. Pope (1909-1991)

(I am having great difficulty in identifying ‘J R Pope’ and wonder if it is a pseudonym?)

A Word of Encouragement

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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