St. George could still fight the dragon…

Enjoy St. George’s Day 2018 with G. K. Chesterton!

Reforming the Line

“Fairy tales do not give the child his first
idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child
is his first clear idea of the possible defeat
of bogey. The baby has known the dragon
intimately ever since he had an imagination.
What the fairy tale provides for him is a St.
George to kill the dragon.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles The Red Angel

“I have little doubt that when St. George had
killed the dragon he was heartily afraid of
the princess.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Victorian Age in Literature (1913)

Like St. George, we come back to fight the dragons of life another day….

This particular blog post is being written on that premise.  It was supposed to be written on April 23 – St. George’s Day in the United Kingdom – a day that still means something to a great many Englishman (despite recent demographic changes), and…

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