Tuesday 9 May 2023

A poetic and hunting photograph of the London Underground in 1890



When Lord Salisbury was Prime Minister. 

(Looking back, he seems better than any of his successors. He said, "Whatever happens will be for the worse, and therefore it is in our interest that as little should happen as possible.")


  1. Horribly abused at Eton, which made him the pessimist he was.

  2. 'If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.' Actually theologians now think things innocent that were grave sins and vice versa, but true about soldiers and doctors, especially soldiers.

  3. Was the PRftGV horribly abused at Eton? He comes across as extremely pessimistic.