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The Casual Ward academic and other oddments   By: (1856-1925)

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THE CASUAL WARD

ACADEMIC AND OTHER ODDMENTS

BY A. D. GODLEY

LONDON SMITH, ELDER & CO. 15 WATERLOO PLACE 1912 [ All rights reserved ]

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED LONDON AND BECCLES

CONTENTS PAGE M. T. CICERONIS DE LEGE BODLEIANA ORATIO 1 THE EIGHTS IN FICTION 6 I. OLD STYLE 6 II. NEW OR KODAK STYLE (From the French) 10 THUCYDIDES ON THE INFLUENZA 13 HERODOTUS ON HORSEBACK 17 TAC. HIST., BK. VI 21 THE JOURNALISTIC TOUCH 24 I. THE TRUE TALE OF TROY 24 II. FORGOTTEN HISTORY 32 PHILOGEORGOS, OR CONCERNING BRIBERY 38 PHILELEUTHEROS; OR, CONCERNING THE PEOPLE’S WILL 43 THE TUTOR’S EXPEDIENT 49 THE END AND OBJECT— 64 THE TORTURED TUTOR: A DIALOGUE OF THE DEAD 71 THE DIFFICULTIES OF MR. BULL 77 THE NATION IN ARMS 87 THE INCUBUS 92 THE WORKING MAN 94 CONCERNING A MILLENNIUM 97 FORECAST 100 PAGEANTS 103 RULES FOR FICTION 105 ART AND LETTERS 107 THE NOVEL 112 FRAGMENT OF A JARGONIAD 116 THE PUPILS’ POINT OF VIEW 119 HINTS FOR THE TRANSACTION OF PUBLIC BUSINESS 122 EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY 125 UNIVERSITY COMMISSIONS 127 DIPLOMAS IN ARCHITECTURE AT CAMBRIDGE 130 ICHABOD: A MONODY 133 THE PANACEA 137 THE HEROIC AGE 139 MAKERS OF HISTORY 142 ALMA MATER FILIO 145 IN MEMORIAM EXAMINATORIS CUIUSDAM 148

Nearly all the flights in this book have been first taken in the Cornhill Magazine , the Oxford Magazine , or the Saturday Review . They are reproduced by the kind permission of the Editors of these periodicals. I am allowed also to reprint a set of verses published by Messrs. Constable & Co.

A. D. G.

November , 1912

M. T. CICERONIS DE LEGE BODLEIANA ORATIO

[LITERALLY TRANSLATED BY A BALLIOL FIRST CLASS MAN]

[On a Proposal to place Bicycles within the precincts of the Bodleian Library]

I. Not concerning a thing of no moment, O Conscript Fathers, you are now called upon to decide: whether to one man by the counsel and advice of Curators it is to be permitted that he should take away from you the power of placing in the Proscholium the instruments of celerity, the assistances of (your) feet, the machines appointed by a certain natural providence for the performance of your duties: whether, in which place our ancestors sold pigs with the greatest consent and indeed applause of the Roman people, from that (place) bicycles are to be ejected by one guardian of books... Continue reading book >>




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