CSL Daily 9/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Blimpophobia” is an article written by Lewis that was published on September 9, 1944 in Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The scratches on your back, tear for tear, throb for throb, blood for blood, were equal to the stripes laid on the back of your stepmother’s slave because of the drugged sleep you cast upon her. You needed to know what it felt like.”

The Horse and His Boy
(Published 9/6/54)

CSL Daily 9/04/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 4, 1943 “My First School” was printed in Time and Tide as “Notes on the Way.” Reprinted in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Only children quarrel about whether pancakes are nice or nasty, but grown men quarrel about whether an act is right or wrong.”

Answers to Listeners’ Questions transcript
(BBC Broadcast from 9/3/1941 known as “Some Objections” in Broadcast Talks)

CSL Daily 9/03/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Mythopoeic Gift of Rider Haggard” was first published September 3, 1960 in Time and Tide as “Haggard Rides Again.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A great myth is relevant as long as the predicament of humanity lasts: as long as humanity lasts. It will always work, on those who can receive it.”

Haggard Rides Again
(Published in Time and Tide on 9/3/1960)

CSL Daily 8/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The essay now known as “The Necessity of Chivalry” was first published on August 17, 1940 in Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There is still life in the tradition which the Middle Ages inaugurated. But the maintenance of that life depends, in part, on knowing that the knightly character is art not nature—something that needs to be achieved, not something that can be relied upon to happen.”

The Necessity of Chivalry
(Published in Time and Tide on 8/17/1940)

 

CSL Daily 8/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem “Two Kinds of Memory” was published on August 7, 1947 in Time and Tide. A revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven.”

Letter to Mrs. Johnson 8/7/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)