Monday’s Piece

“A good person once said, that where mystery begins, religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends?”

(Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)

John Lentell

11th January, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“ARGUS” – a fabulous creature with a hundred eyes some of which were always awake; killed by Hermes his eyes were transferred to the tail of the peacock; hence an ever-watchful person; a faithful guardian. (Myth).

(Collins New English Dictionary)

John Lentell

9th January, 1969

Wednesday’s Piece

“I do not understand,” said Lord Salisbury as they walked together one day, “what your real political position is.”

“Oh, I am a ‘Smithite’, Lord Salisbury,” replied Sir Henry reverentially – “a convinced ‘Smithite’ in politics.”

“But what is your object?”

“To do good, simply to do good,” was the reply.

(From the Life of Lord Randolph Churchill by Winston Churchill)

John Lentell

4th January, 1969

Sunday’s Piece

Patriotism can be invalidated by contrary material facts. How can a man’s views on the issues of our Rhodesia day be taken seriously when it is known that he has external assets sufficient to allay real anxiety?

John Lentell

3rd January, 1969

Thursday’s Piece

“An Ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country; a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself.”

(Reliquae Wottonianae – Sir Henry Wotton, 1568 – 1639)

John Lentell

30th December, 1968