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05:54 

Physical tricks of the family

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Physical tricks of the family




@темы: I am not I, Lord Marchmain, bridey, sebastian, unhealthy pictures

22:07 

From Paula Byrne's 'Mad World'

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Alec Waugh’s book about 1931, A Year to Remember, gives a detailed account of the scandal and its impact on his brother. He explicitly states that the events of that summer inspired Brideshead Revisited. Refusing to name the peer, even in 1975, the year of the memoir’s publication, Alec decided to call him Lord Marchmain:



In real life Lady Marchmain was the sister of a prominent Duke, and the case was being brought because of a quarrel between her husband and her brother, at her brother’s instigation. A groom for whom Marchmain had formed an attachment many years before was to be cited. The case was never brought because the King intervened. He could not allow a man who had been his own representative to be exposed to scandal. But the case was only dropped on the condition that Marchmain left the country.



Of Hugh, also not named, he writes: ‘His younger son was very good looking, very charming. He was also a very heavy drinker.’ Alec remembered that the wealthy and distinguished bisexual expatriate writer Somerset Maugham, who knew the family well, made the connection between Hugh Lygon and Sebastian Flyte in New York in 1945: ‘We all know, of course, who Sebastian was. A charming boy. He drank himself to death.’ Hugh had stayed with Maugham in the south of France.
Before recounting the story of the Beauchamp affair, Alec Waugh told of another encounter that took place in the summer of 1931. It involved W. Somerset Maugham and a young playwright called Keith Winter, who was a friend of Evelyn’s and Balfour’s. Winter was taken to the Villa Mauresque, where Maugham resided. Various other guests came and went, but Winter spent the night with Willie Maugham, teaching him a new sexual trick with his fingertips. Maugham was reminded of the boys he had enjoyed in Bangkok. Winter hoped to be taken up as Maugham’s new paramour, but Maugham dropped him unceremoniously. And the moral of the story? Winter (also unnamed in Alec’s memoir) went on to become a well-known writer, married with three children, a presenter for the BBC, a member of the Savile Club, a lecturer in American universities. Alec Waugh’s message is clear: promiscuous homosexuality is not in itself an impediment to success in life. As with Alec’s own disgrace at Sherborne, it was the discovery and not the act that did the damage. Boom’s big mistake was to get busted.




@темы: byrne, fairies, i am not i, lady marchmain, lord marchmain, sebastian, they are not they, waugh

05:55 

There are lots of us

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04:47 

"Gosspis and sneers circulated in high society [about lord Beauchamp]: ‘Well, you must expect..."

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“Gosspis and sneers circulated in high society [about lord Beauchamp]: ‘Well, you must expect anything from a man that has his private chapel decorated like a barber’s pole and an ice-cream barrow’.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: byrne, fairies, i am not i, lord marchmain, motifs, religion, they are not they

06:06 

"From Eton he [William Lygon, later the 7the Earl Beauchamp, Hugh’s father] went on to Christ..."

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“From Eton he [William Lygon, later the 7the Earl Beauchamp, Hugh’s father] went on to Christ Church, Oxford, as was the custom for the family.”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



She came; she admired my rooms… “My brothers Simon and Ned were here, you know. Ned had rooms on the garden front. I wanted Sebastian to come here, too, but my husband was at Christ Church and, as you know, he took charge of Sebastian’s education”.





@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain, motifs, oxford, sebastian

04:42 

From Evelyn Waugh: a literary biography, Vol. 2, by John Howard Wilson

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During Easter vacation Waugh and Matthew (later Baron) Pon-sonby decided “to pub-crawl to Golders Green.” On their way back, Pon-sonby drove in the wrong direction on Oxford Street, and they were arrested. Matthew’s father was Arthur (later Baron) Ponsonby, former Sec­retary of State for Foreign Affairs. Arthur had Matthew released but re­fused to help Evelyn, who spent four hours in an “awful little cell.” Charged with being drunk and incapable, Waugh was fined fifteen shillings and sixpence (DEW 202, 205-206). Though he faced prison, Ponsonby escaped with loss of his license and a fine of


@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain, sebastian, they are not they, waugh

03:11 

"At Goodhart’s, I eventually settled down to mess with Denys Buckley and Hugh Lygon. Lygon,..."

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“At Goodhart’s, I eventually settled down to mess with Denys Buckley and Hugh Lygon. Lygon, fairhaired, nice mannered, a Giotto angel living in a narcissistic dream, was a year older than Buckley and me. He left after a couple of halves to travel abroad before Oxford; his place at tea taken (perhaps not immediately) by Hubert Duggan, also a year or more older; by then Captain of the House. That combination - Duggan, Buckley, myself - is my most remembered Eton life, out of school hours, or the Studio. Once, when the three of us were walking down town, a small boy in jackets, afterwards identified as named Lay-cock (later Major-General Sir Robert, who arranged for Evelyn Waugh to be transferred from the Royal Marines to the Royal Horse Guards), muttered ‘Goodhart’s bloody trio.’ Duggan was delighted. ‘Excellent’ he said. ‘Excellent. That’s what we are. Goodhart’s bloody trio’.

Hubert Duggan’s demeanour at school — though not in later life — contributes something to Stringham in my novel. On the other hand, Buckley bears no resemblance whatever to Templer, represented as the Narrator’s other companion at tea. Templer (if such things must be established) is - again only at school - a trifle like John Spencer, a friend at another house, one of the several temperamentally unmilitary figures known to me who died in action.”

- From To keep the ball rolling: the memoirs of Anthony Powell


@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain, sebastian

02:26 

the Chancellor of the University of London, Lord Beauchamp, on...

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the Chancellor of the University of London, Lord Beauchamp, on Presentation Day, May 1930




@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain

00:00 

Gay For Today

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Gay For Today :

Gay For Today celebrates the incredible variety, contribution and existence of gay men throughout our culture and recent history.



There are entries about Willian and Hugh Lygon, Brian Howard, Harold Acton, and, naturally, Stephen Tennant.




@темы: anothony blanche, fairies, i am not i, links, lord marchmain, sebastian

06:14 

Lord Lundy

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In his 1977 book, Homosexuals in History, historian A. L. Rowse suggests that Beauchamp’s failed appointment as Governor of New South Wales was the inspiration for Hilaire Belloc’s satirical children’s poem, Lord Lundy. Nevertheless, says Rowse, “Lord Lundy’s chronic weakness was tears. This was not Lord Beauchamp’s weakness: he enjoyed life, was always gay.”



The poem goes like this:


Lord Lundy


Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career.


Lord Lundy from his earliest years
Was far too freely moved to Tears.
For instance if his Mother said,
“Lundy! It’s time to go to Bed!”
He bellowed like a Little Turk.

Or if his father Lord Dunquerque
Said “Hi!” in a Commanding Tone,
“Hi, Lundy! Leave the Cat alone!”
Lord Lundy, letting go its tail,
Would raise so terrible a wail
As moved His Grandpapa the Duke
To utter the severe rebuke:

“When I, Sir! was a little Boy,
An Animal was not a Toy!”

His father’s Elder Sister, who
Was married to a Parvenoo,
Confided to Her Husband, “Drat!
The Miserable, Peevish Brat!
Why don’t they drown the Little Beast?”
Suggestions which, to say the least,
Are not what we expect to hear
From Daughters of an English Peer.

His Grandmamma, His Mother’s Mother,
Who had some dignity or other,
The Garter, or no matter what,
I can’t remember all the Lot!
Said “Oh! That I were Brisk and Spry
To give him that for which to cry!”

(An empty wish, alas! For she
Was Blind and nearly ninety-three).

The Dear Old Butler thought—but there!
I really neither know nor care
For what the Dear Old Butler thought!
In my opinion, Butlers ought
To know their place, and not to play
The Old Retainer night and day.
I’m getting tired and so are you,
Let’s cut the poem into two!


arbitrary poem break into “Lord Lundy Cont’d”


It happened to Lord Lundy then,
As happens to so many men:
Toward the age of twenty-six,
They shoved him into politics;
In which profession he commanded
The income that his rank demanded
In turn as Secretary for
India, the Colonies, and War.

But very soon his friends began
To doubt if he were quite the man:
Thus, if a member rose to say
(As members do from day to day)
“Arising out of that reply … !”
Lord Lundy would begin to cry.

A Hint at harmless little jobs
Would shake him with convulsive sobs.
While as for Revelations, these
Would simply bring him to his knees,
And leave him whimpering like a child.
It drove his colleagues raving wild!

They let him sink from Post to Post,
From fifteen hundred at the most
To eight, and barely six—and then
To be Curator of Big Ben!…

And finally there came a Threat
To oust him from the Cabinet!
The Duke—his aged grand-sire—bore
The shame till he could bear no more.

He rallied his declining powers,
Summoned the youth to Brackley Towers,
And bitterly addressed him thus—

“Sir! you have disappointed us!
We had intended you to be
The next Prime Minister but three:
The stocks were sold; the Press was squared:
The Middle Class was quite prepared.
But as it is! … My language fails!
Go out and govern New South Wales!”

The Aged Patriot groaned and died:
And gracious! how Lord Lundy cried!




@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain

22:33 

A recent find in an antique shop, I bought this large...

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A recent find in an antique shop, I bought this large decorative late Victorian plate made by Royal Worcester as I thought it looked interesting and I wasn’t altogether sure what it was commemorating or the significance of the people depicted. It turns out that this Royal Worcester plate was commissioned by Earl Beauchamp in 1896 to commemorate his year as Mayor of Worcester. The plate shows the Earl and his wife Lady Mary Lydon. They lived at Madresfield Court near Malvern. The plates were given to the school children. The Worcester Porcelain Museum has one, which you can see here.





@темы: i am not i, lady marchmain, lord marchmain

22:33 

A recent find in an antique shop, I bought this large...

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A recent find in an antique shop, I bought this large decorative late Victorian plate made by Royal Worcester as I thought it looked interesting and I wasn’t altogether sure what it was commemorating or the significance of the people depicted. It turns out that this Royal Worcester plate was commissioned by Earl Beauchamp in 1896 to commemorate his year as Mayor of Worcester. The plate shows the Earl and his wife Lady Mary Lydon. They lived at Madresfield Court near Malvern. The plates were given to the school children. The Worcester Porcelain Museum has one, which you can see here.





@темы: i am not i, lady marchmain, lord marchmain

21:47 

"Notable M.P.'s" - Carreras Cigarettes - Series of 50 - (1929)

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21:47 

"Notable M.P.'s" - Carreras Cigarettes - Series of 50 - (1929)

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06:14 

Earl Beauchamp (Lord Warden of the Cique Ports), General Sir ...

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Earl Beauchamp (Lord Warden of the Cique Ports), General Sir Ivor Maxse (Chairman of the railway company), Howey and Traffic manager Robert Hardie, inspect Hercules and the inaugural train.




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06:14 

Earl Beauchamp (Lord Warden of the Cique Ports), General Sir ...

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Earl Beauchamp (Lord Warden of the Cique Ports), General Sir Ivor Maxse (Chairman of the railway company), Howey and Traffic manager Robert Hardie, inspect Hercules and the inaugural train.




@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain

05:28 

Autograph letter from Earl Beauchamp to Henry Lawson dated 16th...

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Autograph letter from Earl Beauchamp to Henry Lawson dated 16th January, 1916.


The letter concerns Lawson’s dedication of My Army, O, My Army! and Other Songs (1915) to Beauchamp. Earl Beauchamp became the Governor of New South Wales in 1899 at the age of twenty-six. He helped Lawson move to England in 1900.


Lawson Collection (Lawson 108)



And this post is number 700.


Aloysius Edward and I are leaving for several days, from May 6 until May 15. I will try to fill the queue for this period, but submissions are very welcome! :-)


I am also taking several books with me and hope to have a lot to share when I’m back.




@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain

05:28 

Autograph letter from Earl Beauchamp to Henry Lawson dated 16th...

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Autograph letter from Earl Beauchamp to Henry Lawson dated 16th January, 1916.


The letter concerns Lawson’s dedication of My Army, O, My Army! and Other Songs (1915) to Beauchamp. Earl Beauchamp became the Governor of New South Wales in 1899 at the age of twenty-six. He helped Lawson move to England in 1900.


Lawson Collection (Lawson 108)



And this post is number 700.


Aloysius Edward and I are leaving for several days, from May 6 until May 15. I will try to fill the queue for this period, but submissions are very welcome! :-)


I am also taking several books with me and hope to have a lot to share when I’m back.




@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain

04:42 

William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp by Walter Stonemanbromide...

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William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp


by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
6 1/4 in. x 4 3/8 in. (160 mm x 112 mm)
NPG x163982




@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain

04:42 

William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp by Walter Stonemanbromide...

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William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp


by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
6 1/4 in. x 4 3/8 in. (160 mm x 112 mm)
NPG x163982




@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain

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