CSL Daily 9/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 22, 1944 “The Death of Words” was published in The Spectator. It was republished in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The most important sense of a word is not always the most useful. What is the good of deepening a word’s connotation if you deprive the word of all practicable denotation?”

The Death of Words
(Published 9/22/1944 in The Spectator)

CSL Daily 9/02/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Condemned” is a poem first published as “Under Sentence” on September 7, 1945 in The Spectator.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If nothing, or nothing we recognise comes through, we imagine [God] has let us down and reject Him, perhaps at the very moment when help was on its way. . .”

Letter to Mrs. Lockley on 9/2/1949
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 8/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Equality” is a shorter work by Lewis published August 27, 1943 in The Spectator.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Friends are not primarily absorbed in each other. It is when we are doing things together that friendship springs up – painting, sailing ships, praying, philosophizing, fighting shoulder to shoulder. Friends look in the same direction. Lovers look at each other: that is, in opposite directions.”

Equality
(Published in The Spectator on 8/27/1943)

 

CSL Daily 7/30/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Epitaph” is a poem published on July 30, 1948 in The Spectator. Revised and re-titled as “Epigrams and Epitaphs” in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We really don’t know much about loving until we’re in touch with love Himself.”

The Anvil
(BBC Radio Broadcast aired 7/22/1943)

CSL Daily 7/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The lighthearted essay “A Dream” was first published on July 28, 1944 in The Spectator. It’s available in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In my waking hours I would never [approve some actions]. But the dreaming mind is regrettably immoral.”

A Dream
(Published in The Spectator on 7/28/1945)