Education: Harvard Irked

It was a little yellow pamphlet, but Harvard men saw red. The Next President of Harvard: A Prediction, said the title. The author was that suspicious creature, a pseudonymity; in this case, "Dolopathos," meaning "Suffering Slave," or as more cheerful souls who had forgotten their Greek translated, "Bad News." The publishers were S. Baldwin & Co. of Cambridge, a non-luminous fact. "Abbott Lawrence Lowell, President of Harvard," read the first sentence, "will be 70 years old on December 13 of this year." What axiom could be more harmless? "He has occupied...

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