Sunday, November 23, 2014


Perhaps Not Altogether Good for Us

Timothy Fuller, "The Poetics of the Civil Life," in Jesse Norman, ed., The Achievement of Michael Oakeshott (London: Duckworth, 1993), pp. 67-81 (at 69):
His cottage had no central heating or television and only recently a telephone. The advantages of these amenities he thought exaggerated, perhaps not altogether good for us. To the last, he corresponded in a tiny, rather elegant script, disdaining the typewriter, much less the word-processor.
Dom Adrian Morey, David Knowles: A Memoir (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1979), p. 115:
He did not travel abroad, read novels, smoke, attend the theatre or the cinema. He had watched television only twice in his life and then only for ten minutes.
Hat tip: Eric Thomson.

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