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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 152 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 152
Milton meant more to us than the Paradise Lost. He stood for unbending resistance to kingly tyranny and royal licentiousness; he represented to us the symbol of the Puritan for clean living and high thinking. The arrogance of overlords was intolerable to us. But: _Shakespeare was of us Milton was for us, Burns, Shelley were with us _ They watch from their graves! He alone breaks from the van and the freemen, He alone sinks to the rear and the slaves!_ It was however many years before there came before my eyes the scathing lines on Tennyson_s acceptance of a lordship, lines attributed to Browning. _ Nov. 1934. ::::::::: The Country School _And those things do best please me That befall preposterously._ _ Midsummer Nights Dream, Act. 3, Sc. 2, l. 120  We had once a young teacher, rather new, his first school. A trustee died and one day Ben Ely put up a joke on the school teacher. Gene Marshall had played a joke on him by scaring his horse. Now Ben Ely didn_t mind but he thought it would be a good joke to tell the teacher that Gene needed watching in school. So being just about quarter tipsy, one day he stopped at the school and called the teacher out on to the porch and announced to him that he had been appointed trustee in place of [blank space]. Ben was just tipsy enough to act a pompous part and so he laid the law down the teacher about the
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