Friday, September 23, 2005

Useful advice


More useful advice from a very old man. The Reverend H.J. Bidder, aged 86, sat silently, with a crumpled face, all through dinner and then promulgated the following:

1) never drink claret in an east wind

2) take your pleasures singly, one by one.

3) never sit on a hard chair after drinking port.

Recalled in Geoffrey Madan's notebooks from The Cassell Dictionary of Anecdotes

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