[ESSAYS] On by Hilaire Belloc - mtf

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Post by silverquill » October 2nd, 2020, 10:21 am

On by Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953).

Hillaire Belloc of French by birth, British by naturalization was a diverse and prolific writer of the early 20th century. His writing runs the range from poetry, political writings and children’s stories. He was a close friend, and sometimes collaborator with fellow Catholic G.K. Chesterton

This book is a collection of essays and other short writings on a vast array of subjects ranging from observations on Bad Verse and Mumbo-Jumbo to Sailing the Seas and Hatred of Numbers.
( Larry Wilson)
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Post by Peter Why » October 2nd, 2020, 11:34 am

It's not for life+70 readers, though.

A shame, because I liked the poetry of his that I've read.

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Post by mightyfelix » October 2nd, 2020, 8:50 pm

D'ya know, I've never read any Belloc? Except for one of these chapters, today. :lol: I keep hearing about him, though. Must be good.

I'll MC for you.

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Post by mightyfelix » October 2nd, 2020, 8:54 pm

All set! :D

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Post by silverquill » October 2nd, 2020, 10:01 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 8:50 pm
D'ya know, I've never read any Belloc? Except for one of these chapters, today. :lol: I keep hearing about him, though. Must be good.

I'll MC for you.
Thank you so much!

I'm not sure why Belloc is not better known. He and G.K. Chesterton were good friends
But, I knew very little about him. Now I have BC'd several books of his poetry and his essays.
His books of essays have titles like, On Everything, On Something, On Nothing. I guess he ran out of ideas for titles, so this is just, "On."

Anyway, the MW is all filled out and we are

READY for READERS and a DPL would be welcome.
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Post by mightyfelix » October 2nd, 2020, 10:07 pm

I think I'd like to read 6 and 11, please. I haven't even skimmed them, but the titles are intriguing.

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Post by silverquill » October 3rd, 2020, 8:03 am

mightyfelix wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 10:07 pm
I think I'd like to read 6 and 11, please. I haven't even skimmed them, but the titles are intriguing.
You've got 'em! Bad Verse was a runner-up for what I would read. :wink:
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Post by pschempf » October 3rd, 2020, 1:29 pm

Larry -

May I have 15 and 22?
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Post by silverquill » October 3rd, 2020, 8:09 pm

pschempf wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 1:29 pm
Larry -

May I have 15 and 22?
All yours.
Thank you!
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Post by Owlivia » October 4th, 2020, 12:36 pm

oh my gosh, how fun is this?!!

May I please claim
23 - On a piece of Rope,
and
26 - On "And"
?

Thank you!

Owlivia/Deborah
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Post by silverquill » October 4th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Owlivia wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 12:36 pm
oh my gosh, how fun is this?!!

May I please claim
23 - On a piece of Rope,
and
26 - On "And"
?

Thank you!

Owlivia/Deborah
🦉
So happy to have you joining this project!
These are yours. I think you'll really enjoy Belloc.
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Post by ADKreader1122 » October 7th, 2020, 10:52 am

Hi Larry,
If you have no one else in mind, I'd be willing to DPL this project. I thoroughly enjoyed the last one!

Thanks for your consideration,
Lora

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Post by silverquill » October 8th, 2020, 8:12 am

ADKreader1122 wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 10:52 am
Hi Larry,
If you have no one else in mind, I'd be willing to DPL this project. I thoroughly enjoyed the last one!

Thanks for your consideration,
Lora
Thank you! :9:

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Post by ADKreader1122 » October 8th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Great! Thanks so much. :D

Lora

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Post by mightyfelix » October 8th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Done! And, with that, I think we'd better head off to Readers Wanted. :D

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