CSL Daily 7/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Present Concerns, an essay collection, came out on July 10, 1986. At the time all 19 essays had not previously been collected.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The knight…is not a compromise or happy mean between ferocity and meekness; he is fierce to the nth and meek to the nth.”

The Necessity of Chivalry
(Available in Present Concern published 7/10/1986)

BONUS:

Hear an essay chat podcast on “The Necessity of Chivalry” (guest is Dr. Bruce Johnson)

CSL Daily 6/1/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Is History Bunk? by Lewis was first published June 1, 1957 in The Cambridge Review. It’s reprinted in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There will always be those who, on discovering that history cannot really be turned to much practical account, will pronounce history to be Bunk.”

Is History Bunk?
(Published on 6/1/1957 in The Cambridge Review)

 

CSL Daily 3/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 25, 1987 the US edition of Present Concerns, a collection of eighteen essays, became available.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.”

Letter to Sister Penelope CSMV on 3/25/1943
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q03-25 (Symbolism Exists)

CSL Daily 1/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Prudery and Philology” was published on January 21, 1955 in The Spectator.  It is available in the Present Concerns book.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.”

The Weight of Glory
(Published in Screwtape Proposes a Toast on 1/4/1965)

Q01-21 (Enchantment of Worldliness)

CSL Daily 12/30

FACT OF THE DAY:

On December 29, 1944 the essay “Private  Bates” was published in The Spectator. Now available in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We must get rid of our arrogant assumption that it is the masses who can be led by the nose. As far as I can make out, the shoe is on the other foot. The only people who are really the dupes of their favourite newspapers are the intelligentsia. It is they who read leading articles: the poor read the sporting news, which is mostly true.”

Private Bates
(Published in The Spectator on 12/29/1944)

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