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Evelyn Waugh’s Diary July 11, 1924

Evelyn Waugh, July 11, 1924
Reprinted in The Progressive Review, July 11, 2003

Chris [Hollis] turned up in the morning and told me a good story.

Mr. Justice Phillimore was trying a sodomy case and brooded greatly whether his judgment had been right.

He went to consult [former Lord Chancellor] Bikenhead. “Excuse me, my lord, but could you tell me—What do your think one ought to give a man who allows himself to be buggered?”

“Oh, 30s or £2—anything you happen to have on you.”

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