C.S. Lewis on royalty

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Mon Jun 14 21:58:43 EDT 2004

On 15/6/04 11:52 AM, "Sally Odgers" <sodgers at tassie.net.au> wrote:

> Try here, Charles.
> http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/C.-S.-Lewis/1/
> Sallyo.

It's there, but the source isn't identified:

Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist Continuing a short series on
authenticity:     There, right in the middle of our lives, is that which
satisfies the craving for inequality, and acts as a permanent reminder that
medicine is not food. Hence a man's reaction to Monarchy is a kind of test.
Monarchy can easily be "debunked"; but watch the faces, mark well the
accents, of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been
cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach -- men to whom
pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they
desire mere equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to
honour a king, they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead:
even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily
nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.


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