CSL Daily 2/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Man Born Blind” was published on February 4, 1977 in Church Times. But a different version was later discovered called “Light.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I fancy we are all too ready, once we are converted ourselves, to assume that God will deal with everyone exactly as He does with us. But He is no mass-producer and treats no two quite alike.”

Letter to Mrs. Jessup on 2/5/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

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CSL Daily 12/05

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus” is a satirical piece by Lewis published in the December 4, 1954 issue of Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Unless there is something about which the author is never ironical, there can be no true irony in the work.”

A Note on Jane Austen
(Published in Selected Literary Essays; released on 12/4/1969)

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CSL Daily 11/29

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Today (Nov. 29) in 1898 Lewis was born and in 1954 he gave his inaugural lecture for Cambridge University. It was called “De Descriptione Temporum.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think no class of men are less enslaved to the past than historians. The unhistorical are usually, without knowing it, enslaved to a fairly recent past.”

De Descriptione Temporum
(Inaugural lecture given by Lewis on 11/29/54)

CSL Daily 10/30

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“A Note on Jane Austen” was published in the October, 1954 issue of Essays in Criticism.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The hard core of morality and even of religion seems to me to be just what makes good comedy possible.”

A Note on Jane Austen
(Published in the October, 1954 issue of Essays in Criticism)

CSL Daily 10/5

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On this date (Oct. 5) in 1954 The Horse and His Boy was release in the US for the first time. It debuted in the UK last month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him.”

(Broadcast on BBC on 10/4/1942; Chapter four (Morality and Psychoanalysis) from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)