While Lord Bassington-Bassington is certainly prone to romanticizing times gone by, he is also acutely aware that one of the best things about the past is that it is over.
In fact, not everything that has happened over the last years has been proof of Spengler’s thesis of the Decline of the West. Quite the contrary, there are many attitudes of the past that His Lordship are quite happy to leave on the scrap heap of history.
Among these are old-fashioned attitudes towards women,
and the less fortunate members of society.
His Lordship raises a glass of Late Bottled Vintage port to the joys of living in a society that values the intelligence of its women, realizes that physical love can be a great thing and cares about those who fall on hard times.
Gentleman of Style: Ian Russell, Duke of Bedford
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