Tuesday’s Piece

“I am my own man. If somebody says that I’m out of step, I just say that I’m playing my own march, and I’m in perfect step with it.”

(Dr. Horace Williams)

John Lentell

4th November, 1969

Monday’s Piece

“Only a very small proportion of the population of a country – certainly less than one percent – makes a significant contribution to art, thought, culture, industry, everything which in our eyes constitutes the glory of a civilisation.”

(From Human Destiny by Pierre Lecomte du Noüy, 1883 – 1947)

John Lentell

3rd November, 1969

Sunday’s Piece

I was a child beneath her touch,–a man

When breast to breast we clung, even I and she,–

A spirit when her spirit looked through me,–

A god when all our life-breath met to fan

Our life-blood, till love’s emulous ardours ran,

Fire within fire, desire in deity.

(Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828 – 1882)

John Lentell

2nd November, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“The moderate……is more free, and therefore less haunted by fear. Because he erects fewer barriers in his own mind, he needs fewer in the social order around him. Psychologically he appears to be a more secure person…..”

(Anatomy of South Africa by Hudson, Jacobs & Biesheuvel, 1966)

John Lentell

1st November, 1969

Friday’s Piece

“………..Rhodesian whites are on firm ground in their outright rejection of African majority rule.”

(Pat Bashford, 1915 – 1987)

John Lentell

31st October, 1969


Pat Bashford was the leader of the Center Party in Rhodesia. He died in 1987 in Harare at the age of 72.

Wednesday’s Piece

“Money may buy you the husk of things, but not the kernel. It brings you food but not appetite, medicine but not health, acquaintances but not friends, servants but not faithfulness, days of joy but not peace or happiness.”

(Henrik Ibsen, 1828 – 1906)

John Lentell

29th October, 1969

Tuesday’s Piece

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determine, or rather indicates, his fate.”

(Thoreau, 1817 – 1862)

John Lentell

28th October, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a glowing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is sort of Divine accident.”

(Sir Hugh Walpole, 1884 – 1941)

John Lentell

25th October, 1969

Thursday’s Piece

“…..Any man who has planted a tree and knows that it will grow up and be pleasant to others in years to come hence is experiencing in a small way what is one of the srongest emotions in humaity. This is a noble emotion when a man lays out gardens, levels terraces and plants woods for no other benefit than for his successors.”

(Passage Through the Present by George Buchanan, 1904 – 1989)

John Lentell

23rd October, 1969

Tuesday’s Piece

“If I live to be old, for I find I go down,

Let this be my fate: In a country town

May I have a warm house with a stone at the gate,

And a cleanly young girl to rub my bald pate.

may I govern my passion with an absolute away,

And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away,

Without gout or stone, by a gentle decay.”

(The Old Man’s Wish by Walter Pope, 1627 – 1714)

John Lentell

21st October, 1969

Monday’s Piece

“Time to me this truth has taught

(‘Tis a treasure worth revealing),

More offend from want of thought,

Than from any want of feeling.”

(Charles Swain, English Poet & Engraver, 1801 – 1874)

John Lentell

20th October, 1969

Friday’s Piece

“If only 1% of the money spent upon the physical and biological sciences could be spent on upon the investigations of religious experience and physical research it might not be long before a new age of faith dawned upon the world.”

(Professor Alister Hardy, 1896 – 1985)

John Lentell

17th October, 1969