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