On Anything

Hilaire BELLOC (1870 - 1953)

Long before I knew that the speech of men was misused by them and that they lied in the hearing of the gods perpetually, in those early days through which all men have passed, during which one believes what one is told, an old and crusty woman of great wealth, to whom I was describing what I intended to do with life (which in those days seemed to me of infinite duration), said to me, "You are building castles in Spain." I was too much in awe of this woman not on account of the wealth, but on account of the crust to go further into the matter, but it seemed to me a very foolish thing to say, for I had never been to Spain, and I had nothing wherewith to build a castle and indeed such a project had never passed through my head. -- Hilaire Belloc

Genre(s): Essays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 On Building Castles in Spain Ray Clare
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Play 02 On Clay Ray Clare
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Play 03 On No Book Ray Clare
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Play 04 On Irony Ray Clare
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Play 05 On the Simplicity of Words Ray Clare
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Play 06 On Secluded Places Ray Clare
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Play 07 On People in Books Ray Clare
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Play 08 On the Effect of Time Ray Clare
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Play 09 On a Poet Ray Clare
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Play 10 On a Prophet Ray Clare
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Play 11 On Believing Ray Clare
00:10:29
Play 12 On the Air of the Dordogne Ray Clare
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Play 13 On the Sites of the Revolution Ray Clare
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Play 14 On a Secret Letter Ray Clare
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Play 15 On the Shadows Ray Clare
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Play 16 On the Canvasser Ray Clare
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Play 17 On the Abstracted Man Ray Clare
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Play 18 On the Method of History Ray Clare
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Play 19 On History in Travel Ray Clare
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Play 20 On the Traveller Ray Clare
00:11:26
Play 21 On Milton Ray Clare
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Play 22 On Hans Christian Anderson Ray Clare
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Play 23 On the Christmas of 1808 Ray Clare
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Play 24 On Communications Ray Clare
00:12:25
Play 25 On Astarte Ray Clare
00:11:18
Play 26 On the Hungry Student Ray Clare
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Play 27 On the Brigand of Radicofani Ray Clare
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Play 28 On the Honest Man and the Devil Ray Clare
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Play 29 On Compiegne Ray Clare
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Play 30 On the Candour of Maturity Ray Clare
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Play 31 On the Fog Ray Clare
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Play 32 On the Spaniard Ray Clare
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Play 33 On the Fortress Ray Clare
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Play 34 On the Hunter Ray Clare
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Play 35 On Our Inheritance Ray Clare
00:10:26
Play 36 On the New Road Ray Clare
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Play 37 On Two Towns Ray Clare
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Play 38 On the Judgment of Robspierre Ray Clare
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