posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:56 PM
Originally posted by mistermonculous
1. I cannot think of a circumstance more solitary than meeting one's maker at a seedy boarding house attended only by one's landlady.
The "seedy boarding house" you refer to was actually the beautiful Netherwood estate in the Hastings countryside. I think it would have been a
charming place to live out one's last days. Here is a photo of it:
2. I'm not sure squirrelling away a couple hundred pounds while living in penury qualifies as ammassing a "small fortune".
I'm not sure if I would consider the amount of money needed to publish the book to be "a couple hundred pounds".
I hate to be pugnacious here but every account I have read credits Alan Bennett for introducing Crowley to opiates.
Crowley was prescribed heroin by a London doctor. At the time, the drug was used to treat asthma, from which Crowley suffered chronically. Bennett had
aerly on been in favor of the mystical use of hashish and peyote, not heroin. However, Bennett, when he became a Buddhist monk, stopped using drugs,
and he never introduced Crowley to any drug that he wasn't already familiar with.
So, having failed to refute my assertions with factual evidence
Isn't that precisely what I've done?