Sunday, July 27, 2008


The past several days have seen me busied thus. More today with temperature still at 30° but possible respite tomorrow in the shape of a raincloud.
In 1863 Edward Lear, uncertain of income and wishing for a sinecure, requested his friend Fortescue to write to the Queen to ask the King of Greece to give him a 'place' specially created, the title to be "Lord High Bosh and Nonsense Producer ... with permission to wear a fool's cap (or mitre), three pounds of butter yearly and a little pig."

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