I think the bad associations he's mindful of are those that involve heads,
and the cutting off thereof. Which I guess on his scale of things is rather
worse than Farmer George's mismanagement of somewhere distantly overseas. He
has a soft spot for G3, btw, I know that.
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From: Henry <[log in to unmask]>
To: david.bircumshaw <[log in to unmask]>; British Poets
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Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 2:27 AM
Subject: Re: a rose not kitsch
> >Was very interested today to discover that Prince Charles, on assuming
> >throne, will take the title of King George the Seventh, on the grounds
> >Charles has bad associations....
> BAD ASSOCIATIONS??? & "George" doesn't ?? I don't understand you people.
> It's probably that he just can't improve on Charles II (he & I share a
> birthday - Oak Tree Day - with JFK). (& my son was born on THIS
> Charles' birthday - Nov. 14th)
> Henry 9th (the Excruciating) of Zembla