Merton   Hall

I've discovered a very interesting site called Oldpoetry. It's for the discussion of - well, old poetry. By which I think they mean non-contemporary poetry. Or possibly poems by authors who are now dead. Actually, I'm not quite sure!

But they have a clerihew about Lewis Carroll which I have never heard before. It's not true of course. Here it is.

Lewis Carroll
Bought sumptuous apparel
And built an enormous palace
Out of the profits of Alice.

I've been inspired to read a little about Bentley. I had no idea his son was Nicholas Bentley, and hadn't realised he was alive until the 1950s. I've also found out he went to Merton College Oxford. This picture shows its handsome Hall.