The Eagle & The Serpent in the New York Times

1845-1945, Historical Work, Malfew Seklew, Trevor Blake / Tuesday, July 19th, 2016


New York Times, March 19 1898, “Books and Authors: Notes of Forthcoming and Recent Publications” (page BR-128):

London is to have a three-penny weekly journal devoted to the philosophy of life as enunciated by Nietzsche, Emerson, Thoreau, Goethe, and Spencer.  It is to be entitled “The Eagle and the Serpent,” and will be published by William Reeves.

New York Times, November 18, 1900, “Chamfort’s Maxims From The Eagle and the Serpent” (page 19):

Intelligent people make many blunders because they never believe the world as stupid as it is.

Love pleases more than marriage for the reason that romance is more interesting than history.

You run the risk of being disgusted if you pry into the processes of cookery, government, or justice.

A bright woman told me once that when choosing a sweetheart a woman pays more regard to what other women say about the man of her choice than to her own opinion of him.

When a man has been tormented and fatigues by his sensitiveness, he learns that he must live from day to day, forget all that is possible, and efface his life from memory as it passes.

Perhaps again some day, the New York Times will quote Malfew Seklew (then-editor of The Eagle and The Serpent) quoting Nicolas Chamfort.


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