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Boanerges, Lord

One of the old Duke of Omnium’s guests at Gatherum. “…an old man who would have his own way in everything, and who was regarded by all men …as an intellectual king, by no means of the constitutional kind-as an intellectual emperor, rather, who took upon himself to rule all questions of mind without the assistance of any ministers whatever….” But not all the time at Gatherum was spent on politics, for “…the all venerable and all-wise Lord Boanerges … spent the morning … in teaching Miss Dunstable to blow soap bubbles on scientific principles” (Framley 1:8:141- 59-60). Briefly in Framley 6, 8; Bertrams 28, 33; and, as President of the International Legal Congress, in Orley 17