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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

July 27th, 2002

In 1870, English writer and versifier Hilaire Belloc (Cautionary Verses, 1940) is born in Versailles.

Hilaire Belloc, b. July 27, 1870, d. 1953

Belloc was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century, an historian noted for his Catholic faith, and for a time a member of Parliament. In his lifetime he collaborated with G.K. Chesterton, among others, but his reputation was tarnished by his antisemitic views. He is best remembered today for his cautionary tales, poems with outlandish morals, ostensibly written for children, which seem likely to live forever.

Suggested Reading Poems Cautionary Verses, 1973, including Cautionary Tales for Children, New Cautionary Tales, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, More Beasts for Worse Children, More Peers, A Moral Alphabet, Ladies and Gentlemen. Non-fiction The Servile State, 1912. Europe and Faith, 1920. Jews, 1922.

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