bonæ litteræ: occasional writing from David Rundle, Renaissance scholar

The Joy of Library Notices I

Posted in Offbeat observations by bonaelitterae on 26 November, 2009

The first in an ever-so-occasional series.

This morning saw me in Lambeth Palace Library, which I have not visited for too long. It is a calm location, as befits the epicentre of the Church of England, where you can forget you are yards from the bustle of London and the Thames. I had forgotten its lavatorial arrangements. It boasts one toilet, with a label on the wall behind it:

Please flush gently

How Anglican! While others might be riven with guilt about their bodily functions, and some might take perverse delight in the quotidian symbols of their fallen nature, those of our communion are enjoined politely to rouge, but only moderately. This is the church for me.

 

 

 

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