I know little about Christopher Smart (1722-1771), apart from the fact that the suffered the torments, like his almost contemporary William Cowper, of an eighteenth-century
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It seems strange to continue this series while the coronavirus is uppermost in our minds, but with the growing need for self-isolation, it is perhaps
William Nicholson wrote Shadowlands, the play (which became the film) inspired by C.S.Lewis’s extraordinary testimony A Grief Observed. In it, he gave Lewis this lovely
Q regulars will be aware that issues related to depression come up here from time to time. One or two have encouraged me to be a
Have been playing catch up with a few New Yorker back issues in the last couple of days – like buses, you get none, and
Friday saw the end of our annual All Souls church week away, during which I was speaking on a series of psalms from David’s life. The result