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Samuel Johnson and the Reasons to Write

“The difficulty of the first address on any new occasion, is felt by every man in his transactions with the world, and confessed by the settled and regular forms of salutation which necessity has introduced into all languages. 953 more words

Samuel Johnson

156 - Decision making: The calendar effect and local government planning.

Posted by Lancing Farrell                                                              700 words

This is the fourth post in a series. Most councils prepare their plans in a very conventional way. All of the councils where I have worked have been the same. 714 more words


Blogging Advice from an 18th-Century Periodical

Sometimes people think blogging is a waste of time, and that maybe I’m just a sad little history/literature geek at a laptop blogging things which nobody will read (In all truth I probably am, but I’m not really ashamed of this). 735 more words

18th Century

A Healthy Mind...

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
variously attributed to Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison, and Augustus Hare.

Deborah Makarios

SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY papers from THE SPECTATOR, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

(Pages 103-108 of 108 – FINISHED)

I will miss Sir Roger de Coverley. However, I have plenty of other papers from The Spectator, a daily publication in England from 1711-1712, to read on my Kindle.


Ugly Truths and How to Deal With Them

‘Ugly men are, and ought to be, ashamed of their existence.’

Walter Bagehot, Milton.

‘A certain samadhi monk of the lotus hall at Retired Emperor Takakura’s tomb one day picked up a mirror and took a good look at his face. 1,254 more words