Wodehouse Quotations

Dedications

In The Indiscretions of Archie:

To

B. W. KING-HALL

My dear Buddy,

We have been friends for eighteen years. A considerable portion of my books were written under your hospitable roof. And yet I have never dedicated one to you. What will be the verdict of Posterity on this? The fact is, I have become rather superstitious about dedications. No sooner do you label a book with a legend:

To

MY BEST FRIEND

x

than X cuts you in Piccadilly, or you bring a lawsuit against him. There is a fatality about it. However, I can't imagine anyone quarrelling with you, and I am getting more attractive all the time, so let's take a chance.

Yours ever

P. G. WODEHOUSE

 

In The Clicking of Cuthbert (the first collection of golf stories):

TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF

JOHN HENRIE AND PAT ROGIE WHO

AT EDINBURGH, IN THE YEAR 1 593 A.D. WERE IMPRISONED FOR

'PLAYING OF THE GOOWFF ON THE LINKS OF LEITH EVERY SABBATH THE TIME OF THE SERMONSES,'

 

ALSO OF

ROBERT ROBERTSON

WHO GOT IT IN THE NECK IN 1 604 A.D. FOR THE SAME REASON

 see also about The Clicking of Cuthbert in Facts from Usborn

 

In Louder and Funnier.

To

GEORGE BLAKE

A Splendid Fellow and Very Sound on Pekes*

*But he should guard against the tendency to claim that his Peke fights Alsatians. Mine is the only one that does this.

And in The Heart of a Goof:

to

MY DAUGHTER LEONORA

WITHOUT WHOSE NEVER-FAILING

SYMPATHY AND ENCOURAGEMENT

THIS BOOK

WOULD HAVE BEEN FINISHED

IN

HALF THE TIME

Psmith in the City:

to Leslie Havergal Bradhsaw

 

 

See also "Facts from Usborn"

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