In Jacobs’s version it is a little old woman who visits the bears’ cottage; Goldilocks seems to have been added later. A delightful chap. See “Jeeves and the Love that Purifies” in Very Good, Jeeves. There doesn’t seem to be any suggestion that Stoker’s yacht is hooked up to a temporary cable – presumably a member of the crew has collected it from the Post Office on shore. It plays an important part in Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, of course. There is no evidence that he knew the Blennerhassetts. [Shakespeare, William (1564–1616) Twelfth Night II:3]. ‘I Want an Automobile With a Horn That Goes Toot-Toot’ (Ch.1; page 8). Black characters are generally called something else, for instance “the coloured chappie in charge of the elevator” in “Jeeves and the Chump Cyril.” See also the first Kid Brady story for an early look at how the young Wodehouse reacted to American racial prejudice. In Britain the blue ribbon was used for the Order of the Garter. UK editions from the original 1934 plates have the misprint “friend” here (p. 89). This is one of the best known types of “talking board” used by spiritualists. When rowers are training, the coach generally cycles alongside, shouting abuse through a megaphone from the towpath. This seems to be a name that Wodehouse invented.  US$28.48, US$26.74 —NM] [There was also an off-stage Doctor Spelvin in “The Luck of the Stiffhams.” —IM]. [And a significant one, too, as “journey’s end” recalls the Twelfth Night quotation at the start of the notes for this chapter. [NM], A masculine name, derived from Irish Gaelic, with comical upper-class English overtones according to thinkbabynames.com. This familiar hexameter is sometimes wrongly ascribed to Ovid. Song, music by Johnny Green and lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, and Frank Eyton. ‘That villain‘, exclaimed the Dwarf,– ‘that coldblooded, hardened, unrelenting ruffian, – that wretch, whose every thought is infected with crimes, – has thews and sinews, limbs, strength, and activity enough, to compel a nobler animal than himself to carry him to the place where he is to perpetrate his wickedness; [Scott, Sir Walter The Black Dwarf Ch. Rupert “Beefy” Bingham is one of the handful of characters who link the world of Jeeves with that of Blandings – he later marries Lord Emsworth’s niece Gertrude and becomes vicar of Much Matchingham. Shakespeare, Venus & Adonis, ‘Love is a spirit all compact of fire’). Bookmate does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the service, and will immediately remove the content upon receipt of a compliant notification of claimed infringement. [Keats, John (1795–1821) On first looking into Chapman’s Homer ]. The best-known Voules in the canon is of course the man behind the wheel of the Blandings Hispano-Suiza. Later reappears in The Mating Season. In British terminology, the first floor is the first above the ground floor (i.e. It covers—in a most inadequate way—the wind, and even a gentle tap in the locality is apt to produce a fleeting sense of discomfort. For once, no-one other than Wodehouse seems to have used this title. The blue ribbon has long been a symbol of pre-eminence: originally it was associated with the Order of the Holy Spirit, the highest order of chivalry in medieval France (hence the term cordon bleu, now normally associated with pre-eminence in the kitchen). The ‘season’ was the period of the year when aristocratic families moved into their London houses and took their daughters to a series of balls to meet eligible young men. This fictitious breakfast cereal also appears in Cocktail Time. A horseracing expression – the published record of the past performance of individual horses. P. G. Wodehouse - Thank You, Jeeves: 'Precisely, sir. The word “damask” has been used in English to describe many disparate items associated with the city of Damascus. The first shock of meeting her was over, but I was still feeling far from yeasty at the prospect of a … ONE GRAND SWEET SONG Charles Kingsley (1819–1875) My fairest child, I have no song to give you, No lark could sing ’neath skies so dull and gray, But, if you will, a quiet hint I’ll give you For every day, for every day. I now began to consider seriously my Condition, and the Circumstance I was reduc’d to, and I drew up the State of my Affairs in Writing, not so much to leave them to any that were to come after me, for I was like to have but few Heirs, as to deliver my Thoughts from daily poring upon them, and afflicting my Mind; and as my Reason began now to master my Despondency, I began to comfort my self as well as I could, and to set the good against the Evil, that I might have something to distinguish my Case from worse, and I stated it very impartially, like Debtor and Creditor, the Comforts I enjoy’d, against the Miseries I suffer’d, Thus, Evil I am cast upon a horrible desolate Island, void of all hope of Recovery. But the time for that is over,  And I wish we’d never met.  US$12.64, US$11.73 Better so! [citations updated 2016 from OED Third Edition online —NM]. Chapter 17 (Ch.17; page 174) Breakfast Time at the Hall, Runs from pp 174 to 181 in the 1999 Penguin edition. [Shakespeare, William (1564–1616) Julius Caesar IV:3, 249–257], For reference in later discussions of time of day, assuming the location of Minehead as above, dawn on 15 July would be at 04:33 British Summer Time, sunrise at 05:17, sunset at 21:22, dusk ending at 22:06. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blest, And lo! Some of the decoration in the lobby comes from the demolished Vanderbilt mansion. It comprises a board marked with letters, numbers, the words ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ etc. There is nowhere on this part of the coast with a harbour. Wodehouse pdf. ), Wodehouse uses this phrase often enough that I had always taken it to be a stock phrase of Victorian proposals, but there is little available evidence for the phrase in full before him. picked oakum at Dartmoor (Ch.21; page 219). Silent newsreel clip of 80,000 people in a park, in a 1927 community singing sponsored by the Daily Express [NM]. woe is me,   To have seen what I have seen, see what I see! One from Cogson, Wiles, and Railer,  My attorneys, off the Strand, One from Copperblock, my tailor— My unreasonable tailor—  One in Flagg’s disgusting hand. Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, ‘What writest thou?’ The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, ‘The names of those who love the Lord.’ ‘And is mine one?’ said Abou. The largest standard size is 7 3/4 (63 cm). This famous hymn, an excellent choice for a walk on a dark night, was written by J. H. Newman, one of the main figures of the 19th century Anglican revival known as the Oxford Movement, who later became a Roman Catholic Cardinal. As Wodehouse says, Thank You, Jeeves was the first full-length novel featuring Jeeves and Bertie. Now I can accord precedence  To my tailor, for I do Want to know if he gives credence— An unwarrantable credence—  To my proffered I.O.U.! Banjoleles are tuned and strung like ukuleles, with four gut strings, but they have a hoop with vellum stretched over it, like a banjo, thus allowing them to produce a louder sound than a standard ukulele. http://www.thecityreview.com/piersher.html, Keats … Chapman’s Homer … Cortez (Ch.1; page 3). Early editions have “by the blessing of Heaven” in place of this phrase and “drunk” instead of “merry”; the version above seems to be from a bowdlerized source, a book of quotations for students. ’tis not hereafter; Present mirth hath present laughter; What’s to come is still unsure: In delay there lies no plenty, Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty, Youth’s a stuff will not endure. Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait. mulct in substantial damages (Ch.18; page 185). A penny was the smallest unit in Britain’s pre-decimalisation currency – there were 12 pence (12d) in one shilling and 20 shillings (20s) in one pound. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave. But God wonderfully sent the Ship in near enough to the Shore, that I have gotten out so many necessary things as will either supply my Wants, or enable me to supply my self even as long as I live. It was a product of its time and culture, but, if you can get beyond that, then enjoy. In “Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch” we were told that he kept eleven pet rabbits in his bedroom. (1925). In a small cottage, it would have been absurd to talk about a drawing-room, (which Professor Ross would consider the U term) so Bertie uses the rather neutral term sitting-room. [Khayyam, Omar (tr. —NM]. “What? I haven’t identified a source for ‘a thing compact entirely’. …sprinting down Park Lane with the mob after me with dripping knives (Ch.6; page 62? —NM], See the image at right (thanks to AK for locating it! A damsel with a dulcimer In a vision once I saw: It was an Abyssinian maid, And on her dulcimer she played, Singing of Mount Abora. ePUB(Android), audible mp3, audiobook and kindle. 21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. below. The elderly baronet (but, somewhat surprisingly, not a “bad baronet”) Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre is the tenor’s father in The Sorcerer. Great book, Thank You, Jeeves pdf is enough to raise the goose bumps alone. It was one of those things that want doing quickly or not at all (Ch.6; page 48?). Said to come from the practice of giving wounded soldiers a bullet to bite on while surgery was performed.

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