‘The most unhappy man in the world is he that is not pacient in adversities; for men are not killed with the adversities they have, but with ye impacience which they suffer’
Working for Mary Queen of Scots, Charles Bailly was imprisoned in the Tower in 1571 for his involvement in a plot associated with her. He carved this good advice into the wall of the Beauchamp Tower where he was held captive.
Read it this morning when I was checking everything was as it should be before the weekend. Left early to fly up north on a painting mission. Beautiful sunset from Blackfriars Bridge lost out to the graffiti.