CSL Daily 11/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

After being released in the UK earlier in 1958, Reflections of the Psalms came out in the US the same year on November 5th.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A little comic relief in a discussion does no harm, however serious the topic may be. (In my own experience the funniest things have occurred in the gravest and most sincere conversations.)”

Reflections on the Psalms
(Published in November 5, 1958 in the U.S.)

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 8/31/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Poem “Vowels and Sirens” came out in The Times Literary Supplement Special Autumn Issue in late August, 1952.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[After explaining some weaknesses in a child’s stories:] “I hope you don’t mind me telling you all this? One can learn only by seeing one’s mistakes.

Letter to  Joan Lancaster on 8/31/1958
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 8/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis began recording on August 19, 1958 the first half of a 10-part radio series about four types of love.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To nearly all ancient men, and to many medieval men, friendship seemed the most valuable and the most completely human of all natural loves. It was for them the crown of life and the school of virtues.”

The Four Loves
(First Recorded for Radio on 8/19 & 8/20/1958)

CSL Daily 7/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem known today as The Magician and the Dryad was first published in Punch on July 20, 1949.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The feeling of being, or not being, forgiven and loved, is not what matters. One must come down to brass tacks. If there is a particular sin on your conscience, repent and confess it. If there isn’t, tell the despondent devil not to be silly.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 7/21/1958
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)