Thursday’s Piece

“Parents represent the last stand of the amateur. Every other trade and profession has developed standards, has required study and practise and licensing before releasing the student into his work….Only one profession remains untutored and untrained – the bearing and rearing of our children.”

(Evelyn Millis Duvall)

John Lentell

3rd September, 1969

Monday’s Piece

“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”

(From Areopagitica, a speech by John Milton, 1608 – 1674)

There are things happening in Rhodesia which have nothing to do with Communism but everything to do with the fundamental rights of the man in the street and it is the man in the street who must get up off his backside and do something.

John Lentell

30th August, 1969

Friday’s Piece

Henry Irving getting into a hansom cab said to the cabby, ‘Drive me home.’

‘Yes, sir,’ replied the cabby, ‘what address?’

‘Why should I tell the address of my beautiful home to a common fellow like you?’ replied Irving.”

John Lentell

27th August, 1969