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Irish Impressions

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G. K. Chesterton


“For the Irish Question has never been discussed in England. Men have discussed Home Rule; but those who advocated it most warmly, and as I …

Varied Types

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G. K. Chesterton


Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of our day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Here he …

Lord Kitchener

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G. K. Chesterton


“The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this--that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exce…

Robert Browning

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G. K. Chesterton


There is an old anecdote, probably apocryphal, which describes how a feminine admirer wrote to Browning asking him for the meaning of one of…

First and Last

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Hilaire Belloc


“When a man weighs anchor in a little ship or a large one he does a jolly thing! He cuts himself off and he starts for freedom and for the c…

On Anything

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Hilaire Belloc


Long before I knew that the speech of men was misused by them and that they lied in the hearing of the gods perpetually, in those early days…

On Nothing & Kindred Subjects

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Hilaire Belloc


“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 …

On Something

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Hilaire Belloc


“Now that story is a symbol, and tells the truth. We see some one thing in this world, and suddenly it becomes particular and sacramental; a…

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In The French Revolution

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Hilaire Belloc


“It is, for that matter, self-evident that if one community decides in one fashion, another, also sovereign, in the opposite fashion, both c…

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