William Byfield's Secret E-Diary

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary

30 April 2009: DIARY ATTACHMENT SUPPLEMENT/SALUTARY LESSONS/When deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake (Book of Job). read more

William Byfield’s Seret E-Diary June 2010

16 May 2010: “Well, after this I should think nothing of falling down stairs.” Lewis Carroll was called to the Bar in the late seventies. A year later I invited an old friend to afternoon tea in... read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary January 2010

Let us hear the suspicions. I will look after the proofs” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Twelfth Night, 2010. I have been reading last year’s Diary entries. I think I was in danger of succumbing to... read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary December 2009

21 December 2009: “Humor is reason gone mad” — Groucho Marx. I  have always tried to keep this diary cheerful. Who knows, my hard drive may be discovered in a time capsule 100 years hence. Given the... read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary November 2009

All Souls’ Day, 2009: “For a dream cometh through the multitude of business ...” (Ecclesiastes 5:3) The day began with that dream. I was arriving at the Bailey. The fact it was a bronze gothic castle... read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary October 2009

16 October 2009: “One of the signs of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” — Bertrand Russell I have become very concerned about swine flu or... read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary September 2009

16 September 2009: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Henrietta, than are dreamt of in your philosophy”—Hamlet, Act I (adapted). What is it about the Bar? You only have to see someone, or... read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary August 2009

14 August 2009: Do what we can, summer will have its flies — Emerson read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary July 2009

16 July 2009: “When sorrows come, they come not single spies But in battalions” – Hamlet. read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary June 2009

22 June 2009: HERE WE GO GATHERING NUTS IN MAY (AND JUNE)! read more

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