CSL Daily 01/16/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Romantics” is a poem that was found in The New English Weekly on January 16, 1947, but is now know as “The Prudent Jailer.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all the passions, the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.”

The Inner Ring
(Published in Screwtape Proposes a Toast on 1/4/1965)

Q01-16 (Passion Inner Ring)

CSL Daily 01/15/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Pan’s Purge,” a poem by Lewis was published January 15, 1947 in Punch; it’s now printed in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Heaven is not a state of mind. Heaven is reality itself.”

The Great Divorce
(Published on 1/14/1946)

Q01-15 (Heaven is Reality)

CSL Daily 12/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The End of the Wine” is a poem published in Punch on Dec. 3, 1947; a revised version called “The Last of the Wine” is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”

Beyond the Bright Blur
(Published 12/25/1963; chapter 17 of Letters to Malcolm)

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)