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John Lane, 1905 - Novelists - 305 pages

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Chesterton was a jovial, good-natured man, known for his raucous laughter and his love for naps and good beer. But Chesterton was also criticized for his joy, particularly criticized for how many ... Read full review

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Book itself: unfortunately, I got to the introduction only after reading it through; knowing that this book came before Orthodoxy, and that it was written by 1905, would have been useful throughout ... Read full review

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Page 140 - Take no heed for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, or wherewithal ye shall be clothed ; but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Page 111 - Christ made wine, not a medicine, but a sacrament. But Omar makes it, not a sacrament, but a medicine. He feasts because life is not joyful; he revels because he is not glad. 'Drink,' he says, 'for you know not whence you come nor why. Drink, for you know not when you go nor where.
Page 106 - The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Here or There as strikes the Player goes; And He that toss'd you down into the Field, He knows about it all - HE knows - HE knows!
Page 55 - I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts: I am no orator, as Brutus is, But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, That love my friend; and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him. For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech, To stir men's blood: I only speak right on...
Page 96 - We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Three persons in one God, neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance, One in Three and Three in One. "The Father generator, the Son generated, and the Holy Ghost proceeding. " None is before nor after other ; in majesty, honour, might, and power, co-equal ; Unity in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.
Page 23 - Let us first of all consider, my brethren, the value of Light. If Light be in itself good — — " At this point he is somewhat excusably knocked down. All the people make a rush for the lamp-post, the lamp-post is down in ten minutes, and they go about congratulating each other on their unmediasval practicality.
Page 22 - I am not concerned with Mr. Rudyard Kipling as a vivid artist or a vigorous personality; I am concerned with him as a Heretic— that is to say, a man whose view of things has the hardihood to differ from mine. I am not concerned with Mr. Bernard Shaw as one of the most brilliant and one of the most honest men alive; I am concerned with him as a Heretic — that is to say, a man whose philosophy is quite solid, quite coherent, and quite wrong.
Page 136 - There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats grape-nuts on principle.
Page 65 - Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.
Page 70 - Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it.

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