Date: 25/01/2022
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Re: Puns

A reader:  "Mr. Derbyshire—-Regarding the pun you quoted, I understand Lord Montague when caught in a compromising situation after promising to turn over a new leaf, was quoted as saying: 'I have to get to the bottom of this page first.'"
New leaf... page... got it.

Lord Montague of Beaulieu (pronounced "Bewley") features in a number of stories in this general zone.  Also at least one song:  Anyone who has been bused to an away rugby game will recall the spoof of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" whose refrain ends:  "...And My Lord Montague of Beaulieu."  The other Christmas gifts in that spoof have... escaped my memory.