Comment: Didn't really attend Oxford. Received an Honorary Degree, 1907.

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Didn't really attend Oxford. Received an Honorary Degree, 1907.

Perhaps they wished to better their reputation. Here are pictographs from my visit. Embarrassing, considering my iconoclastic views & their iconic stature.

Mark Twain, Oxford Cap & Gown, Honorary Doctorate, 1907
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu//Exhibits/MTP/Images/mt33.jpg
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/Exhibits/MTP/england.html

Answering newspaper reporters how I enjoyed my trip to Oxford, 1907:

"Splendidly. I put in two hours a day dictating my autobiography, but I don't want it published until after I am dead. And I want to be thoroughly dead when it is published. No rumors, but really dead. I have made it caustic, fiendish, and as devilish as I possible can. It might be what you call a sensation, for I have spared no one. It will occupy many volumes, and I will go right on writing until I am called to the angels and receive a harp.

"The story of my life will make certain people sit up and take notice, but I will use my influence not to have it published until the children of some of those mentioned in it are dead. I tell you it will be something awful. It will be what you might call good reading."

http://www.twainquotes.com/19070609.html

Wilmot, Alta Eliza - portrait of Mark Twain, circa 1907
http://american-miniatures20c.blogspot.com/2006/04/wilmot-e-...

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul