Although I wouldn't cross an ocean again for the price of the ship that
carried me, I am glad to do it for an Oxford degree.
Mark Twain in his Oxford gown.
From ST. NICHOLAS, Oct. 1916
After seeing the Oxford pageant file by the grand stand, picture after
picture, splendor after splendor, three thousand five hundred strong,
the most moving and beautiful and impressive and historically-instructive
show conceivable, you are not to think I would miss the London pageant
of next year, with its shining host of 15,000 historical English men and
women dug from the misty books of all the vanished ages and marching in
the light of the sun - all alive, and looking just as they were used to
look! Mr. Lascelles spent yesterday here on the farm, and told me all
about it. I shall be in the middle of my 75th year then, and interested
in pageants for personal and prospective reasons.
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