Thursday’s Piece

Small boy on being disciplined: Don’t say must, mother. It makes me feel won’t all over.

John Lentell

15th April, 1970

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Sunday’s Piece

“I don’t set up to be no judge of right and wrong in men,

I’ve lost the trail sometimes myself an’ may get lost again;

An’ when I see a chap who looks as though he’d gone astray,

I want to shove my hand in his an’ help him find the way.”

(J.A. Foley)

John Lentell

10th April, 1970

Saturday’s Piece

“There are many isms today to perplex us – Nazism, communism, fascism and so forth – but most of them will cancel each other out. There is only one ism which kills the soul and that is pessimism.”

(Lord Tweedsmuir, 1875 – 1940)

John Lentell

9th April, 1970

Tuesday’s Piece

“Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; ….parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole; where, not local purposes, not local prejudices ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole. You choose a member indeed, but when you have chosen him, he is not a member of (Bristol), but he is a member of parliament.”

(Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)

John Lentell

30th March, 1970

Saturday’s Piece

“I have watched this famous island descending incontinently, fecklessly, the stairway which leads to a dark gulf. It is a fine broad stairway at the beginning, but after a bit the carpet runs ends. A little farther on there are only flagstones, and a little farther still these break beneath your feet.”

(Sir Winston Churchill, 1874 – 1965)

John Lentell

26th March, 1970

Friday’s Piece

“We must recollect….what it is we have at stake, what it is we have to contend for. It is for our property, it is for our liberty, it is for our independence, nay, for our existence as a nation; it is for our character, it is for our very name as (Englishmen), it is for everything dear and valuable to man on this side of the grave.”

(William Pitt, 1708 – 1778)

John Lentell

25th March, 1976

Tuesday’s Piece

“Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.”

(John Ruskin, 1819 – 1900)

John Lentell

22nd March, 1970