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Men must endure their going hence.

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Men must endure their going hence.

Postby Sven » 22 Nov 2008, 20:53

It was 45 years ago today.


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Rat! he found breath to whisper, shaking. Are you afraid?
Afraid? murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love.
Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and did worship.
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I was just thinking of Jack...

Postby Kanakaberaka » 23 Nov 2008, 01:00

"Jack" Lewis I mean. Most folks remember Jack, or rather John Kennedy being assasinated on this November day back in 1963. It's a strange coincidence that both of them along with Aldous Huxley died on the same day. All three of these great men left their marks on the world.
so it goes...
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Re: Men must endure their going hence.

Postby David » 29 Dec 2008, 21:11

Yes. I was around that day, thirteen years old, in gym class when the announcement of Kennedy's assassination came.

The quote on Lewis's grave is from Shakespeare's King Lear.

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Re: Men must endure their going hence.

Postby Sven » 30 Dec 2008, 00:09

David wrote:The quote on Lewis's grave is from Shakespeare's King Lear.


Jack and Warnie's father had a Shakespeare 'quote-a-day' calendar on his desk. This was the quote on the day his wife, their mother, died.
Rat! he found breath to whisper, shaking. Are you afraid?
Afraid? murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love.
Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and did worship.
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