“…“We who use words enjoy a peculiar privilege over our fellows,” says Rudyard Kipling in this extremely rare filmed speech.
“We cannot tell a lie.
However much we may wish to do so, we only of educated men and women cannot tell a lie–in our working hours.
The more subtly we attempt it – the more certainly do we betray some aspect of truth concerning the life of our age.”
The speech was given on July 12, 1933 at Claridge’s Hotel in London, during a luncheon of the Royal Society of Literature for visiting members of the Canadian Authors’ Association.
Kipling was 67 years old at the time…”
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