By Sharon Davis
Dusty Springfield is a pop tune legend. Goddess of the sixties, reluctant recluse of the seventies, enigmatic icon of the eighties and nineties, she attracted a passionate following. A perfectionist in her paintings, she used to be a shy, awkward lady off degree. yet who rather knew her? Who was once the genuine girl in the back of the black mascara and backcombed hair?
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Original booklet: 1862
Original ebook w/ Ernest Newman edit: 1926
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It was a fortuitous choice. Berkeley wrote the Alciphron in 1730, having come to Rhode Island to start a college in Bermuda under the mistaken belief that it was an island convenient to the entire eastern seaboard. He never found the money to do that, but he left for me two models: a masterfully clear and elegant writing style and, in his life, a good person, beloved and revered. His house, outside of Providence, is still standing. Deriding Wisdom Nonetheless, if my life in the philosophy department was unsatisfactory, some attitudes I developed at Harvard have endured.
Later, I sometimes even knew what I was talking about. I soon became a minor name in Catholic intellectual circles at Harvard and elsewhere. My interest in religion led me to make friends at the Divinity School and to put together an ecumenical discussion group, one of the first in the country. Harvey Cox, Michael Novak, and John T. Noonan were among the young up-and-comers at Harvard during those Laying the Foundations: 1930–1961 17 years, and out of that group came my first book, Christianity Divided (1961), one of the first ecumenical collections of Protestant and Catholic essays.
My wife’s response was to say that “the Pope gives us a gold star for every baby,” which she knew some of them were naïvely prepared to believe. We lost a baby, Thomas, at forty-two days to crib death during our last year at Harvard and on my wife’s birthday, March 6. A granddaughter who now lives with us, and whose mother died in childbirth, was also born on March 6. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has to this day not been given a definitive cause, and its sudden and unexpected appearance with a dead baby in a crib left my Sidney for years wondering if she was somehow at fault.
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