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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Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of … Continue reading
Human experience, which is constantly contradicting theory, is the great test of truth. A system, built on the discoveries of a great many minds, is always of more strength than that which is produced by the mere workings of any … Continue reading
Worth seeing, yes; but not worth going to see. Samuel Johnson 12 October 1779 James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) So the interesting question is, when Michelin guides drew up their three star system (worth a visit, worth a … Continue reading
If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair. Dr Samuel Johnson The illustration is by © Lightspring | … Continue reading