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.

Thursday’s Piece

“Philosophy, in its more rigid sense, has been at the same work for ages; and … has the honour of laying before us … her contribution towards the subject: that life is a Permanent Possibility of Sensation.”

(Robert Louis Stevenson,1850 – 1894)

John Lentell

30th October, 1969

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