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A secret banquet, a table decorated with bachelor's buttons (lychius diorca), love lies bleeding (amaranthus caudatus), and love in a mist (nigerra danascena), served by celibate servants, attended by 38 bachelors, provided a unique scene in the House of Commons restaurant. There were to have been 39, but one (Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson) "succumbed" the evening previous and became betrothed. " Shame kept him absent."

Sir Robert Horne, ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer, was Chairman and he had a good deal to say on celibacy. First of all he proposed the toast of the Prince of Wales,...

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