LATELY — 26 August 2000

Some Dedications

Some dedications.

The family’s 15th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica:

Dedicated by permission to
RONALD W. REAGAN
President of the United States of America
and
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, by J.D. Salinger:

If there is an amateur reader still left in the world–or anybody who just reads and runs–I ask him or her, with untellable affection and gratitude, to split the dedication of this book four ways with my wife and children.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis:

TO LUCY BARFIELD

My Dear Lucy,

I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand, a word you say, but I shall still be

your affectionate Godfather,
C.S. Lewis