In The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell reproves Mr. Worthing, ‘to lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness’. To be invited to give the Founder’s Day Address twice within three years is not only an unprecedented honour, but must look like favouritism. However, it happens that a Shakespeare biography of mine has achieved some notice; so it must have been thought, in the Quater-centenary year, not altogether inappropriate to draft me.
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