A little light may be shed, with advantage, upon the high-handed methods of the Passports Department at the Foreign Office. On the form provided for the purpose I described my face as 'intelligent'. Instead of finding this characterization entered, I have received a passport on which some official utterly unknown to me, has taken it upon himself to call my face 'oval'.
Yours very truly,
February 17th, 1915.
From The First Cuckoo: Letters to The Times since 1900 (1976)