Lockdown Reading

Use this board to discuss just about anything else but not related to Hitchin Town FC or Football in general.

Moderators: Nick Sopowski, ClubComms

User avatar
anthony.brown
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 346
Joined: Sat May 07, 2016 7:19 pm
Location: Offley

Re: Lockdown Reading

Post by anthony.brown »

Just 63 pages into Reginald Hine's 'The History of Hitchin', and I've already seen recorded the following names for Hitchin: Hiche, Hicche, Hitchche, Hycchyn, Hecchen, Hichyn, Hicchyn.
The book was written many years before our visit to Truro in September 2014, so perhaps we can forgive Truro for the 'Hitchen' error on their souvenir scarf! :happy2:



User avatar
anthony.brown
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 346
Joined: Sat May 07, 2016 7:19 pm
Location: Offley

Re: Lockdown Reading

Post by anthony.brown »

22nd May 1840

Thomas Carlyle gave a lecture in his series 'Hero Worship'. On Friday 22nd May 1840 his subject was 'The Hero as King'. A small snippet:

'You have put the too Unable Man at the head of affairs! The too ignoble, unvaliant,fatuous man. You have forgotten that there is any rule, or natural necessity whatever, of putting the Able Man there'.

User avatar
anthony.brown
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 346
Joined: Sat May 07, 2016 7:19 pm
Location: Offley

Re: Lockdown Reading

Post by anthony.brown »

Can't think why, but I've just finished reading The Prince by 'Old Nic' Machiavelli. First published in the sixteenth century, it describes the art of political control and leadership; much of it echoes modern day manipulation by governments worldwide.

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic