Talk by Herbert Butterfield , Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University
Professor Butterfield examines the nature of some of the things that obstruct our historical vision, and raises the question whether in this field the ultimate limitations of the human mind have been reached by modem historians
A series of programmes arranged and presented by Elizabeth Poston
1—' The Root and the Flower '
Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Bradbridge White (tenor)
Kendall Taylor (piano)
Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin) Leonard Dight (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), John Moore (cello)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Conductor, Maurice Miles
by Harley Granville-Barker
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Produced by Val Gielgud
Major Hippisly Thomas:
Eustace Penin State:
Readings from the works of great preachers from 1500 to the present day
2-John Donne's Second Prebend Sermon, preached at St. Paul's Cathedral in January 1625
Read by Stephen Murray
John Donne , who was not ordained until he was over forty, was appointed Dean of St. Paul's in 1621. Izaak Walton described him as ' preaching the Word so, as shewed his own heart was possest with those very thoughts and joyes that he labored to distill into others: a Preacher in earnest weeping sometimes for his Auditory, sometimes with them: alwayes preaching to himself, like an Angel from a cloud, but in none; carrying some, as St. Paul was, to Heaven in holy raptures, and inticing others by a sacred Art and Courtship to amend their lives; here picturing a vice so as to make it ugly to those that practiced it; and a vertue so as to make it beloved even by those that lov'd it not; all this with a most particular grace and an unexpressible addition of comeliness'
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