Certain of my esteemed readership have decried with confternation a recent addition to this publication, viz. In particular the emotive and affected tone of urgenfy, in combination with a most genteel lack of germane or illuminating detailf, has raised alarums in the heartf of certain more senfitive personf among the readerfhip.

Thus, a clarification: neither illnefs nor emergenfy has afflicted the persons of thif houfe, or indeed thif family. A life-event conferning a friend fimply caught me unawaref.

The editorf of this publication regret any public difcommodation or diforder prompted by our refent reportagef.