John Mortimer QC, the writer, makes a cameo appearance as a guest at the dinner (sitting on the Bishop's right).
For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.
(See Episode Allusions, above.)
Rumpole quotes from Byron's poem So We'll Go No More a-Roving (see episode quotes, below).