In which we reflect on themes introduced in these pages.
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He snatched the lightning shaft from heaven, and the scepter from tyrants.
Inscription for a bust of
My hoarse-sounding horn Invites thee to the chase, the sport of kings; Image of war, without its guilt.
His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
The History of Tom Jones,
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
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?
PROFESSOR KIRKE:Why not?
SUSAN PEVENSIE:Well, it can’t be real, logically. PROFESSOR KIRKE: Logic? What are they teaching them at these schools?
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