29 May, 2005

G. K. Chesterton

In honor of G. K. Chesterton's birthday, I'll share a couple of good Chesterton quotes, including my most favorite one, listed first.

*A room without books is like a body without a soul.

*Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

*True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.

I vaguely remembered some sort of connection between Chesterton and the Charlotte Mason (PNEU) schools. Tonight, while reading some of the
Parents' Review articles online, I read this section from one of the magazines in 1900:

"From the monthly "P.N.E.U. Notes" section of regional comments; a wedding announcement.
Volume XI 1900 pg 861
Edited by Miss Frances Blogg.
Sec.,26, Victoria Street, S.W.To who all Hon. Local Secs. are requested to send reports of all matters of interest connected with their branches, also 30 copies of any prospectuses or other papers they may print. N.B.
Kindly write on one side of the paper only. Miss Blogg is resigning her Secretaryship of the P.N.E.U. at the end of the year. Her place will be taken by Miss J.M. Russell. Miss Blogg is going abroad for three or four months, and will be married shortly after her return to Mr. Gilbert Chesterton."

I find it amusing that her last name was "Blogg." I know that's random, but I'm a global, concrete-random sort of a gal!

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