Tag Archives: Hilaire Belloc

Godolphin Horne: Hilaire Belloc

Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born; He held the Human Race in Scorn, And lived with all his Sisters where His Father lived, in Berkeley Square. And oh! the Lad was Deathly Proud! He never shook your Hand or Bowed, But … Continue reading

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Avoiding Disappointment: Hilaire Belloc

I had a friend, a most intimate friend, who told me in early life that it was a good tip to expect the worst, for thus one would receive no disappointment. I did not follow his advice; but I watched … Continue reading

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Lord Lundy: Hilaire Belloc

Lord Lundy from his earliest years Was far too freely moved to Tears. For instance if his Mother said, “Lundy! It’s time to go to Bed!” He bellowed like a Little Turk. Or if his father Lord Dunquerque Said “Hi!” … Continue reading

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Scarlet Sins: Hilaire Belloc

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: ‘His sins were scarlet but his books were read.’ Hilaire Belloc The illustration is copyright: Inga Marchuk via Shutterstock

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Rebecca: Hilaire Belloc

Rebecca: Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably A trick that everyone abhors In little girls is slamming doors. A wealthy banker’s little daughter Who lived in Palace Green, Bayswater (By name Rebecca Offendort), Was given to this furious … Continue reading

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Cooking Omelettes: Hilaire Belloc

Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else. Hilaire Belloc 1870-1953 A Conversation With A Cat (1931) The illustration is copyright: Francesco83 via Shutterstock

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Plus Ca Change, Plus C’est La Meme Chose: Hilaire Belloc

On A General Election The accursed power which stands on Privilege (And goes with Women, and Champagne and Bridge) Broke – and Democracy resumed her reign: (Which goes with Bridge and Women and Champagne). Hilaire Belloc The illustration is copyright: … Continue reading

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Lady Poltagrue: Hilaire Belloc

The Devil, having nothing else to do, Went off to tempt My Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him. Hilaire Belloc The illustration is a portrait of Emma Hamilton as Miranda by … Continue reading

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The Hazards of ‘Do It Yourself’: Hilaire Belloc

Lord Finchley Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right! It is the business of the wealthy man To give employment to the artisan. Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) The illustration is © … Continue reading

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