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.”