21 Nov 2003, 12:25 a.m. - David Quidnunc

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"?)

21 Nov 2003, 11:05 a.m. - Peter

"(Was it Thackeray who once said, “Makepeace, not Mackworth”?)..." Not sure...it sounds more like John Lennon visited by the spirit of William McGonnagall


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.