Saturday, June 20, 2009


British Cabinet Secretary Lawrence Burgis (from Volume I, page 2 of his papers):
And so while the great ones depart to their dinner,
The secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner,
Racking his brains to recall and report
What he thinks that they think they ought to have thought.
Quoted in Andrew Roberts, Master and Commanders at xxvii (2009).

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