CSL Daily 9/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was on the cover of Time on September 8, 1947. Reflections on the Psalms came out today in 1958.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate presence of God.”

Reflections on the Psalms
(Published on 9/8/58)

CSL Daily 8/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem “Two Kinds of Memory” was published on August 7, 1947 in Time and Tide. A revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven.”

Letter to Mrs. Johnson 8/7/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 6/7/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Morte Darthur” by Lewis was a book review of The Works of Sir Thomas Malory published on June 7, 1947 in The Times Literary Supplement.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It does one good to see the fine side of people we’ve always seen the worst of.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves 6/7/1930
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume I)

CSL Daily 5/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope on May 28, 1945 stating that his book on Miracles was already finished (it came out May 12, 1947).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I quite agree with you about not using one’s job for propaganda: but once the pupil raises the question I think one has a free hand.”

Letter to Rhona Bodle 5/28/1949
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 5/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

What the Bird Said Early in the Year is a revised poem first published on May 19, 1938 as Chanson D’Aventure in The Oxford Magazine.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A new Nature is being not merely made but made out of an old one. We live amid all the anomalies, inconveniences, hopes, and excitements of a house that is being rebuilt.”

Miracles: A Preliminary Study
(Published on 5/12/1947)

Q05-19 - (New Nature from Old)