Comment: Mark Twain Receives Honorary Degree in Literature, Oxford 1907

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Mark Twain Receives Honorary Degree in Literature, Oxford 1907

Mark Twain in Oxford University garb, 1907 Honorary Doctorate in Literature.

All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten. - Notebook 1908

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