Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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You have but a very few years to be young and handsome in the eyes of the world, and as few months to be so in the eyes of a husband, who is not a fool. Jonathan Swift Letter to … Continue reading
Instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light. Jonathan Swift The Drapier’s Letters #2, 4 August 1724 … Continue reading
And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more … Continue reading
‘Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery’s the food of fools; Yet now and then your man of wit Will condescend to take a bit. Jonathan Swift The image, via Wikimedia, is of King Canute ‘reproving the flattery … Continue reading