Monday, 10 October 2011

Quote of the day

'I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.'
    Disraeli, correcting the Hansard proofs of his last speech to Parliament, not long before his death.

    The portrait, by William Lockhart Bogle, after Millais, which hangs opposite that of Gladstone in the National Portrait Gallery. The two old gents are always one of my first ports of call whenever I go there:

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