"Don't smile before Christmas" is a common proverb traded by veteran teachers. It is a saying which is particularly offensive to an egalitarian age. Joshua Gibbs explores.
"The best revenge is a life well lived," said George Herbert. Why do other sorts of revenge fall short of good old-fashioned happiness and contentment? Joshua Gibbs investigates.
The King of Infinite Space
InThe Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway wrote, “It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.” Joshua Gibbs investigates.