Sunday, November 13, 2011


Reading in the Balfour Position

I've been asked a few times what H.C. Beeching meant when he wrote about "the habit of reading in the Balfour position." I'm not sure, but perhaps it refers to the occasion, during the Boer War, when an important dispatch was delivered to Arthur Balfour. He was in the bathtub at the time.

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