Foreign News: Sip

When a bar was installed at the Royal Albert Hall, last week, just 61 years after its foundation, the first person to order a drink was The Very Reverend Albert Victor Baillie, Chaplain-in-Ordinary to His Majesty, and Dean of Windsor.

While sipping a glass of fine tawny sherry, the Very Reverend Chaplain-in-ordinary said: "It would be nonsensical for anyone to suppose [sip] that I am now encouraging drunkenness [sip].

Temperance is founded [sip] upon people being sensibly self-controlled [sip]."

Whereupon the Very Reverend Sipper paid for his single tawny drink, and ambled placidly from...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!