CSL Daily 6/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The U.K. edition of Letters to an American Lady was published in June, 1969 (it was first published in the U.S. on Dec. 19, 1967).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I can obey advice from others which I have often given myself in vain.”

Letter to Mary Van Deusen 6/10/1952
(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 6/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first known letter that Lewis wrote to Arthur Greeves was on June 5, 1914. He wrote so many they filled a book!

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I do not feel that one must never say one believes or understands anything: any morning a doctrine I thought I already possessed may blossom into this new reality…”

Letter to Sister Penelope 6/5/1951
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 6/3/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote to Hila Newman, an eleven-year-old, on June 3, 1953 giving her clues about “Aslan’s other name.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“After all, almost the main work of life is to come out of our selves, out of the little, dark prison we are all born in.”

Letter to Keith Masson 6/3/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

 

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)