First and Last

Hilaire BELLOC (1870 - 1953)

“When a man weighs anchor in a little ship or a large one he does a jolly thing! He cuts himself off and he starts for freedom and for the chance of things. He pulls the jib a-weather, he leans to her slowly pulling round, he sees the wind getting into the mainsail, and he feels that she feels the helm. He has her on a slant of the wind, and he makes out between the harbour piers.” (quotation from Hilaire Belloc)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 On Weighing Anchor Ray Clare
00:06:28
Play 02 Chapter 02 On Reveillon Ray Clare
00:08:16
Play 03 Chapter 03 On Cheeses Ray Clare
00:10:55
Play 04 Chapter 04 The Captain of Industry Ray Clare
00:12:25
Play 05 Chapter 05 The Inventor Ray Clare
00:13:04
Play 06 Chapter 06 The Views of England Ray Clare
00:10:55
Play 07 Chapter 07 The Lunatic Ray Clare
00:10:59
Play 08 Chapter 08 The Inheritance of Humour Ray Clare
00:08:17
Play 09 Chapter 09 The Old Gentelman's Opinions Ray Clare
00:11:57
Play 10 Chapter 10 On Historical Evidence Ray Clare
00:18:45
Play 11 Chapter 11 The Absence of the Past Ray Clare
00:11:46
Play 12 Chapter 12 St. Patrick Ray Clare
00:08:59
Play 13 Chapter 13 The Lost Things Ray Clare
00:08:01
Play 14 Chapter 14 On Historical Evidence Ray Clare
00:12:53
Play 15 Chapter 15 The Victory Ray Clare
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Play 16 Chapter 16 Reality Ray Clare
00:13:33
Play 17 Chapter 17 On the Decline of the Book Ray Clare
00:22:44
Play 18 Chapter 18 Jose Maria de Heredia Ray Clare
00:09:20
Play 19 Chapter 19 Normandy and the Normans Ray Clare
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Play 20 Chapter 20 The Old Things Ray Clare
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Play 21 Chapter 21 The Battle of Hastings Ray Clare
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Play 22 Chapter 22 The Roman Roads in Picardy Ray Clare
00:09:45
Play 23 Chapter 23 The Reward of Letters Ray Clare
00:12:27
Play 24 Chapter 24 The Eye-Openers Ray Clare
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Play 25 Chapter 25 The Public Ray Clare
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Play 26 Chapter 26 On Entries Ray Clare
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Play 27 Chapter 27 Companions of Travel Ray Clare
00:09:06
Play 28 Chapter 28 On the Sources of Rivers Ray Clare
00:08:36
Play 29 Chapter 29 On Error Ray Clare
00:10:31
Play 30 Chapter 30 The Great Sight Ray Clare
00:13:55
Play 31 Chapter 31 The Decline of a State Ray Clare
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Play 32 Chapter 32 On Past Greatness Ray Clare
00:07:15
Play 33 Chapter 33 Mr. The Duke: The Man of Malplaquet Ray Clare
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Play 34 Chapter 34 The Game of Cards Ray Clare
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Play 35 Chapter 35 "King Lear" Ray Clare
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Play 36 Chapter 36 The Excursion Ray Clare
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Play 37 Chapter 37 The Tide Ray Clare
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Play 38 Chapter 38 On a Great Wind Ray Clare
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Play 39 Chapter 39 The Letter Ray Clare
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Play 40 Chapter 40 The Regret Ray Clare
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Play 41 Chapter 41 The End of the World Ray Clare
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