The vendor of patent medicine depicts himself in the ad- vertising columns in a gown, with an uplifted hand to shew the Grecian draping of the fold. He cultivates sympathy with the destitute for the sake of being sympa- thetic. But even if all these legal disabilities, where they exist, were removed as they will be under a woman's vote the difference to women at large will be infinitesimal. This attitude, I am happy to say, I 43: Essays and Literary Studies am quite unable to adopt I do not know what pragmatism is, and I do not care. To this stage of the development of the ludi- crous belongs the amusement one feels at the sight of a juggler swallowing yards of tape, or of a circus clown wearing a little round hat the size of a pill-box. It was within the darkness of ancient woods that the spirits were first conceived in the imagination of mankind and that literature had its birth.
A recess of half an hour was then taken, after which Mr. In plain truth not much of what is called American humour is of this class. A New England professor has invested the dry subject of government with a charm that is only equalled by the masterly comprehensive- ness of his treatment: a Massachusetts philoso- pher held for a lifetime the ear of the edu- cated world, and an American professor has proved that even so abstruse a subject as the history of political philosophy can be presented in a form at once powerful and fascinating. It becomes a condition of amusement that no serious harm or Injury shall be Inflicted, but that only the appearance or simulation of It shall appear. A few such men, and only a few, have I known. Stephen Leacock is a modern English prose writer. When I see other monks looking tranquilly up to heaven but having no trademark, I always ask who these parties are.
He says that the progress in the field of medicine makes our heart expand with pride. He received a Fellowship in political economy and took his PhD in 1903. The world's work is open to her, but she cannot do it. They realise presently that these things are very difficult, and that they don't matter, and that there is no money in them. Lit- tle Cupid exchanged his bow and arrow for a book ,on arithmetic and studied money sums. He is 1 66 The Lot of the Schoolmaster also knocking all the best stuff out of a great number of them.
Very few of them — hardly any of them — understand their job or can do It properly. Matthews and sixty thousand St. So he laid another thick wet towel over my face before he spoke again. As he continues on his upward way, the air about him gets rarer and rarer, his path becomes more and more solitary until he reaches, and encamps upon, his own lit- tle pinnacle of refined knowledge staring at his feet and ignorant of the world about him, the past behind him, and the future before him. At this point It may be in order to consider the question of especially American forms of wit. A thick steam rose about me. You'll get It in time.
There was a distinct sensation all down the line of barbers. It Is made up of young men and old men, good men and bad men, enthusiasts and time workers, martyrs and drones. Bad spelling, as Lowell has said, is only amusing when it has some ulterior allusion or reference. I'd buy out the whole United States and take a chance, a sporting chance, on the rise in values. In the inner room there was a frosted window. To turn a girl loose in the world to work for herself, when there is no work to be had, or none at a price that will support life, is a social crime. Stephen Lealock did not think the photo looked like him, in the end.
Of course I didn't feel it. We are all famlhar with Bret Harte's poem about the circumstances which terminated the existence of the literary society formed at the mining camp of Stanislow. The English cartoonist 130 American Humour makes a literal drawing. The supreme im- port of the professor to the students now lies in the fact that he controls the examinations. There is nothing really open to her except one thing, — marriage.
At their dinner they have animated discussions over the tariff till it is time for them to go to their clubs. The question of women's wages is a part of the wages' question. It Is the best we can get; and Incidentally, and at back-rounds it turns out a bye-product in the shape of a capable and well- trained man who has forgotten all about the Immortality of the soul, in which he never had any Interest any way, but who conducts a law business with admirable efficiency. Kant, likewise, has said that in him everything excites laughter in which there is a resolution or deliverance of the absolute captive by the finite. Art is notoriously long and life is infamously short. Here and there, as Is only natural, conspicuous exceptions ap- pear in the academic world of America. In no country in the world is more time, more thought, and more money spent upon education than in America.
Be large, says the votary of this creed, be high, be broad. On Friday I have another funeral. He says that Leacock looks ugly. I see now why these men get rich. He added that it would look better if it was three quarters full. I'd been in the wrong, and I meant to acknowledge it with perfect frankness. The rewards and punishments in the unequal and ill-adjusted world in which we live are most unfair.
It is also too high and ought to be lowered. The pretentious claim made by so many of our universities that the thesis presented for the doctor's degree must represent a distinct contribution to human knowledge will not stand examination. It is gratuitously presumed that such men prefer tea to whiskey-and-soda, blind- man's buff to draw poker, and a freshmen's picnic to a prize fight. There is nothing to prevent a woman from managing a bank, or organising a com- pany, or running a department store, or float- ing a merger, or building a railway, — except the simple fact that she can't. Leacock goes to a photographer to get himself photographed.
Hence It is that the bulk of our current journalistic lit- erature Is strictly a one-cent literature. There is noth- ing to discover, no untraversed country to pene- trate. In 1891, while teaching at the prestigious Upper Canada College in Toronto, Leacock obtained a modern language degree from the University of Toronto. For a working solution of these problems different things are done. Select the correct answer from each drop-down menu.