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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Saturday Rave: Over The Fire by Humbert Wolfe.

This poem was published in 1930 in The Uncelestial City.

You cannot hope
to bribe or twist,
thank God! the 
British journalist.
But, seeing what
the man will do
unbribed, there's
no occasion to.

There we are: everything sorted out in two sentences. Those were the days.

More recently, sorting out British journalism has taken rather more than two sentences.


Word To Use Today: bribe. This word arrived in English in the 1300s from France. Where it came from before that is a mystery.

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