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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When their lordships asked Bacon How many bribes he had taken He had at least the grace To get very red in the face. Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875-1956 ‘Bacon’ (1939) You can read more about the life of this fascinating … Continue reading
“I quite realized,” said Columbus, “That the Earth was not a rhombus, But I am a little annoyed To find it an oblate spheroid.” Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875-1956 Columbus (1929) The illustration is copyright: Tania A via Shutterstock
Cecil B. de Mille Rather against his will, Was persuaded to leave Moses Out of ‘The Wars Of The Roses’. Anon, attributed to Nicholas Clerihew Bentley John Carter, Clerihews: an unofficial supplement to ‘Biography for beginners’ (Rampant Lions, 1938) The … Continue reading
Sir Christopher Wren Said, “I am going to dine with some men. If anyone calls Tell them I’m designing St Paul’s.” This is another clerihew (1905) by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The illustration is © Neil Lang | View Portfolio via … Continue reading