On Nothing & Kindred Subjects


Read by Ray Clare

(4.5 stars; 2 reviews)

“I knew a man once, Maurice, who was at Oxford for three years, and after that went down with no degree. At College, while his friends were seeking for Truth in funny brown German Philosophies, Sham Religions, stinking bottles and identical equations, he was lying on his back in Eynsham meadows thinking of Nothing, and got the Truth by this parallel road of his much more quickly than did they by theirs; for the asses are still seeking, mildly disputing, and, in a cultivated manner, following the gleam, so that they have become in their Donnish middle-age a nuisance and a pest; while he--that other--with the Truth very fast and firm at the end of a leather thong is dragging her sliding, whining and crouching on her four feet, dragging her reluctant through the world, even into the broad daylight where Truth most hates to be.”
- Hilaire Belloc (6 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Section 01 Letter to Maurice 15:17 Read by Ray Clare
Section 02 On the Pleasure of Taking up One's Pen 8:35 Read by Ray Clare
Section 03 On Getting Respected in Inns and Hotels 11:26 Read by Ray Clare
Section 04 On Ignorance 10:33 Read by Ray Clare
Section 05 On Advertisement 9:30 Read by Ray Clare
Section 06 On a House 13:05 Read by Ray Clare
Section 07 On the Ilness of my Muse 8:02 Read by Ray Clare
Section 08 On a Dog and a Man Also 11:37 Read by Ray Clare
Section 09 On Tea 6:47 Read by Ray Clare
Section 10 On Them 7:05 Read by Ray Clare
Section 11 On Railways and Things 16:36 Read by Ray Clare
Section 12 On Conversations in Trains 11:37 Read by Ray Clare
Section 13 On the Return of the Dead 13:43 Read by Ray Clare
Section 14 On the Approach of an Awful Doom 10:17 Read by Ray Clare
Section 15 On a Rich Man Who Suffered 13:08 Read by Ray Clare
Section 16 On the Child Who Died 13:49 Read by Ray Clare
Section 17 On a Lost Manuscript 9:43 Read by Ray Clare
Section 18 On a Man Who was Protected by Another Man 11:55 Read by Ray Clare
Section 19 On National Debts 12:24 Read by Ray Clare
Section 20 On Lords 10:15 Read by Ray Clare
Section 21 On Jingoes In the Shape of a Warning Being 14:24 Read by Ray Clare
Section 22 On a Winged Horse and the Exile Who Rode Him 12:34 Read by Ray Clare
Section 23 On a Man and His Burden 11:02 Read by Ray Clare
Section 24 On a Fisherman and the Quest of Peace 10:56 Read by Ray Clare
Section 25 On a Hermit Whom I Knew 14:04 Read by Ray Clare
Section 26 On an Unknown Country 11:55 Read by Ray Clare
Section 27 On a Faery Castle 10:02 Read by Ray Clare
Section 28 On a Southern Harbour 10:09 Read by Ray Clare
Section 29 On a Young Man and an Older Man 12:26 Read by Ray Clare
Section 30 On the Departure of a Guest 8:08 Read by Ray Clare
Section 31 On Death 10:49 Read by Ray Clare
Section 32 On Coming go an End 11:38 Read by Ray Clare