CSL Daily 09/16/19

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The rule of decorum exists to avoid clashes or shocks to organized sensibility: but it was an early discovery that an occasional defiance of the rule, resulting in a shock, can give pleasure; a pleasure rich in tragic or comic possibilities. Indeed one of the purposes for which the rule exists is that it may sometimes be broken.”

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
(Published 9/16/1954)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama by Lewis was published September 16, 1954. (It was nearly 30 years in the making).

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CSL Daily 09/15/19

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Aslan, speaking to Lucy] “But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder.”

The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’
(Published 9/15/52)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’ was first published on September 15th 1952. It was the third released Narnia story.

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CSL Daily 09/14/19

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The educated man habitually, almost without noticing it, sees the present as something that grows out of a long perspective of centuries.”

“God in the Dock”
(First published as “Difficulties in Presenting the Christian Faith to Modern Unbelievers” in September 1948 issue of Lumen Vitae)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Adam Unparadised” is a poem first published on September 14, 1949 in Punch as “A Footnote to Pre-History.”

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CSL Daily 09/13/19

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavourable.”

Learning in War-Time
(Published in The Weight of Glory on 9/13/1949)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Weight of Glory was published in the U.S. on September 13, 1949, and later updated in 1980. It was first released under the title Transposition in the U.K. in 1949.

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CSL Daily 09/12/19

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape Boasts:]
“Our best weapon—the belief of ignorant humans, that there is no hope of getting rid of us except by yielding [to temptation].”

The Screwtape Letters – XX
(First published in The Guardian on 9/12/1941)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The 20th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian on September 12, 1941. The main topic is sexual temptation.

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