Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The single most boring person to appear in the diary.
Mackworth (yawn!) is "possibly" a son of Col. George Mackworth, who would have known Mountagu from Cromwell's Council of State. He also served on the Treasury Commission -- the father that is, not the son.
The son, you say? Oh. Well. We don't actually know anything about him. If he even is the son of (yawn), Colonel ... ah, what was his name?
-- L&M Companion volume
(Was it Thackeray who once said, "Makepeace, not Mackworth"?)
"(Was it Thackeray who once said, “Makepeace, not Mackworth”?)..."
Not sure...it sounds more like John Lennon visited by the spirit of William McGonnagall
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