Post by Robert Frazer on Jun 18, 2005 13:10:34 GMT
As I'm in the midst of the dreaded examination period at the moment, I like to accompany contemplation of it to the "Libera Me", the sixth part to Gabriel Fauré's Requiem.
Given the circumstances, I considered that "Free me, Lord, from eternal death..." was quite appropriate.
"There was once a young clerk who disagreed sharply with one of Curzon's memoranda. He thought it was Balls. But he was afraid to say so directly, so he wrote faintly in the margin, "Round Objects". To which Lord Curzon replied in a note: "Who is Mr. Round, and why does he object?" -Sir Alan Lascelles