Sunday’ Piece

” ‘Yes,’ I answered you last night;

‘No,’ this morning, Sir, I say.

Colours seen by candlelight

Will not look the same by day.”

(From The Lady’s Yes by Elizabeth Browning, 1806 – 1861)

John Lentell

29th July, 1969

Friday’s Piece

“Friends and neighbours, the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on us by the Government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly; and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us.”

(Benjamin Franklin, 1706 – 1790)

John Lentell

26th July, 1969

Thursday’s Piece

“When the archaeologists were digging in the ruins of Nineveh they came upon a library of plaques containing the laws of the realm. One of the laws read, in effect, that anyone guilty of neglect would be held responsible for the result of his neglect…….”

(From William Tait – “Is it Juvenile of Adult Delinquency?)

John Lentell

25th July, 1969