In the hope of keeping him quiet for a few hours Freddy & I have bet Randolph 20 [pounds] that he cannot read the whole Bible in a fortnight. It would have been worth it at the price. Unhappily it has not had the result we hoped. He has never read any of it before and is hideously excited; keeps reading quotations aloud ‘I say I bet you didn’t know this came in the Bible 'bring down my grey hairs in sorrow to the grave’’ or merely slapping his side & chortling 'God, isn’t God a shit!’
Evelyn Waugh in a letter to Nancy Mitford (17 October 1944)
‘Randolph’ is Randolph Churchill, son of Winston.