In which we reflect on themes introduced in these pages.

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The lamppost marks the way for the sons of Adam and the daughters of Eve in Narnia.[/caption]

He snatched the lightning shaft from heaven, and the scepter from tyrants.
Inscription for a bust of
Benjamin Franklin

My hoarse-sounding horn Invites thee to the chase, the sport of kings; Image of war, without its guilt.
William Somerville
“The Chace”

His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Henry Fielding
The History of Tom Jones,
a Foundling

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin
Poor Richard’s Almanac

MRS. BEAVER: You’ve been sneaking second helpings, haven’t you?
MR. BEAVER: Well, you never know if your next meal’s going to be your last. Especially with your cooking.

SUSAN PEVENSIE: Are you saying we should believe her story?
SUSAN PEVENSIE:Well, it can’t be real, logically. PROFESSOR KIRKE: Logic? What are they teaching them at these schools?
C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

From The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1660-1669:
I went out to Charing Cross, to see Major-general Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could do in that condition.
13 Oct. 1660

But Lord, to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at everything that looks strange.
27 Nov. 1662

Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
25 Dec. 1665