This is a very rare survival - a contemporary diary from Bletchley Park, kept by a man for whom conversation was the essential oil of daily life, both inside and outside the office.
Author: Basil Cottle
This is a very rare survival - a contemporary diary from Bletchley Park, kept by a man for whom conversation was the essential oil of daily life, both inside and outside the office. Basil Cottle arrived at Bletchley Park in September 1943, after medical discharge from the Army. He worked in Hut 6 (Block D) on Enigma material, staying on after VE day to work on Albanian, before a long career at the University of Bristol. Well aware of BP security rules, Cottle usually refers only obliquely to the content of his work - but gives free rein to his opinion of colleagues, landladies, and anyone he bumps into on his days off. We're left in no doubt who he gets on with, and who is a pain. He records amusing scraps of conversation, arguments won and lost, lunch-time diversions, the strains of shiftworking, the impact of the newly-arrived US Army contingent, and a host of detail about getting by in wartime conditions. Cottle, a gifted illustrator, took great delight in drawing fantasy birds for BP colleagues. The book reproduces many of these, and their accompanying comic verses. Produced in association with Bletchley Park.
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of MassachusettsPublish On: 1871
Three Chapters united in the call , and the work was very unanimously and
harmoniously consummated . M.E. Alex . Keith was chosen Grand High Priest ,
and Comp . James Gossip , Grand Secretary , — all the officers bear the same
titles that ...
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of Massachusetts
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of the State of FloridaPublish On: 1873
James Gossip , Grand Secretary . There is no use to say hereafter that " there is
nothing in a name , " and the Companions of Nova Scotia evidently have an eye
to the eternal fitness of things when they put a Gossip into the position of Grand ...
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of the State of Florida
Gossip , on the Grand Chapter of Scotland . We are happy to say that the
question of dollars and cents does not enter into the discussion of the rights of Grand Bodies to recognition in this country . The only questions to be decided are
: Are ...
Gossip , a marine aquarium is to Carpenter , the Micrographic Dictionary , and
several be established in Mancheste “ . ... I encountered a difficulty which ries ,
each 120 ft . by 15 ft . , and a grand saloon nearly twelve months ' perseverance
JEWELS WORN IN SCOTTISH LODGES . 87 emblem as the Grand Master . They
are usually composed of the Square and Compasses , 24 - inch gauge , an arc of
a circle , and the two great luminaries , with a stone in the middle to denote the ...
The Marshal ' s carriage was a grand historical relic , and had belonged to the Grand Condé ; if antique , it was also picturesque in form , and gorgeous in its
trappings , and the WELLINGTON - SOULT . richly bedizened horses who drew it.
fortresses in which we had prisons to see , and in which there were men at work
with iron balls chained to their legs ; next to the fortresses , we liked the towns
that had grand churches in them ; it delighted us to scramble to the organ - loft
... gay et cætera of a wedding ; whịch often diverts the juvenile mind from
reflecting upon the important duties this grand change ... or that the jewels
laboured 1 cal part of # laboured under the double disadvantage of 15 % A GOSSIP'S , STORY .
consecrated ground ; the profane play the Grand Opera of that great dancer er's
calling , in the year of grace 1823 , and actress , Bigottini , in the ballet of or
thereabouts , being still one which the Folle par Amour ; and I shall never
The Duke of Wellington gave a grand ball at Apsley House, for which cards of
invitation were issued for 2,000 persons. As an indication of the numbers of
people set down at the Abbey, I may mention that the carriages which were
ordered to ...
Author: John Ashton
Publisher: Good Press
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Then we discussed the marriage of the Grand Shereef of Wazan . He was a kind
of spiritual ruler in Morocco , and about sixteen years before he had married an
English governess , who had become the Shereefa of Wazan and a Moslem .
An Illustrated Medium of Interchange and Gossip for Students and Lovers of
Nature Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, John Ellor Taylor. NOTES ON NEW BOOKS .
WITH a generosity which stands forth in bold contrast to the niggardly stinginess
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of the State of IllinoisPublish On: 1873
James Gossip presents the report on Correspondence , in which he reviews the
Proceedings of twenty - nine Grand Chapters , among them Illinois for 1872 .
M. E. Comp . Stephen R. Sircom , of Halifax , was reëlected Grand High Priest ...
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of the State of Illinois
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of the State of New HampshirePublish On: 1876
Companion S. R. SIRCOM was re - elected Grand High Priest , and Companion
JAMES Gossip re - elected Grand Secretary . OHIO . The Grand Chapter held its
fifty - ninth annual convocation at Put - in - Bay , Sept. 8 , 1875 . In his address the
Author: Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of the State of New Hampshire
ˮ170 The Grand Scribe provides a coherent collection of stories in which the
protagonists use a combination of rhetoric ... in order to supply later generations
of hao-shih che 好事者(“those who are fond of gossip about [court] matters”)172
Author: Ssu-ma Ch'ien
Publisher: Indiana University Press
The Grand Scribe’s Records, Volume XI presents the final nine memoirs of Ssu-ma Ch’ien’s history, continuing the series of collective biographies with seven more prosopographies on the ruthless officials, the wandering gallants, the artful favorites, those who discern auspicious days, turtle and stalk diviners, and those whose goods increase, punctuated by the final account of Emperor Wu’s wars against neighboring peoples and concluded with Ssu-ma Ch’ien’s postface containing a history of his family and himself.
... of Shirley, and so, no doubt, would the following quaintest bit of conceited
fancy. It is part of a fantastical feast which Boldman promises to the Widow of his
heart: The twinkling stars shall to our wish Make a grand salad in a dish; Snow for
Author: Edmund Gosse
Reproduction of the original: Gossip in A Library by Edmund Gosse
Lastly , the grand Carolina wren , a bird unlike any of the British fauna . What I
have had to say of him has been already printed , and I will not repeat . Grand
singer ; lively companion ; never a day can be called dreary when he is abroad .
... Corporation went in procession through the streets , preceded by a band of
music . Effigies , statues , and transparencies , were exhibited , there was a grand
illumination , and good cheer was provided at all the Inns to celebrate the event .