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The noted American historian, Preserved Smith. Equally interestingly, his father (Henry Preserved Smith) was "tried for heresy by the Presbytery of Cincinnati." In 1882. I didn't know they *did* that.
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From Emily Post's first edition:

Among the few occasions when it is acceptable to put more than one guest per/room:

On an occasion such as a wedding, a ball, or an intercollegiate athletic event, young people don’t mind for one night (that is spent for the greater part “up”) how many are doubled; and house room is limited merely to cot space, sofas, and even the billiard table.


About young girls (nb: this means, according to Ms Post, under 30 if unmarried) being alone with men:
A young girl may not, even with her fiancé, lunch in a road house without a chaperon, or go on a journey that can by any possibility last over night. To go out with him in a small sail-boat sounds harmless enough, but might result in a questionable situation if they are becalmed, or if they are left helpless in a sudden fog.
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a headline from today's NYT business section:Huntsman Is Expected to Settle A Buyout Dispute With Apollo

In other news, I really don't, as might be obvious, want to work on my paper. I read some really cool articles about Tacitus in 17th c. England, and that's what I want to think about right now, not Herodotus and religion and oracles.
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Went to a concert tonight. One of the violinists in the orchestra: Sadarius Slaughter.
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Toast: very detailed instructions for making, advice on toppings for different occasions, suggestions for beverages to accompany.
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Last night I though I was mostly better, but this morning, my throat hurts and my head hurts and I think I have a fever. So instead of practicing, I am ostensibly working on the Bach paper, but I am actually having more fun with Google Books. Specifically, with this 19th century examination booklet.The weird/hilarious thing is that, as it turns out, 1066 And All That wasn't making up the form, at least, of this kind of question.

Examples:
1. What do you know of the Treaty of Verdun, 843? (Matriculation: History)
12. Write an essay on "Haste breeds delay." (Honors Matriculation: English)
6. Did the Restoration of Charles the Second mean the restoration of the system of Charles the First and " Thorough " ? If not, what did it mean ? (Honors Matriculation: History)
14. When and under what circumstances did Sparta acquire the headship among the Grecian states? How do you account for her failure to keep it? (Honors Matriculation: History)
9. Dr. Johnson says: " Whoever wishes to attain an English style . . . . must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." Can you fill up the blank ? Do you agree with Dr. Johnson ? (General Examination: English)
4. Explain the feudal incident of Marriage. In the Kingdom of Jerusalem a remarkable law on this subject prevailed. What was it? Where and what was the Kingdom of Jerusalem ? (Final honors examination: History)
3. Is it true that in Chaucer's day there was much greater variety in social conditions than now, and consequently more colour in life ? (Final honors examination: English literature)
1. Give the substance of either Polonius' advice to his son, or Hamlet's advice to the players. Do you consider the advice valuable ? (Final honors examinatin: English literature part II)
There was also a funny one the substance of which was "do you like Richard II or Bolingbroke more? Explain," but I can't seem to find it.
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And I think my bag is going to be filled with books. Which is not going to be fun to schlep around the airport.


But, I have figured out why I like watching soccer, sometimes:








QED.
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This might count as studying, but probably not.


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