FRANCE: Memoire

Good "Papa" Joffre, victor at the Marne, Marshal of France, sat down last week with twelve of the 39 other "Immortals" of the French Academy to give the advice of an old soldier upon what new words should be included in the French language and how the definitions of old ones might be clarified. Beside Joseph Jacques Joffre sat that other great Marshal and "Immortal" Ferdinand Foch. Men of the sword, they were silent while the scholarly academicians debated the rules of pencraft. . . .

At last the Secretary of the Academy,...

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