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|Over the port we took it in turns to read and declaim Belloc's poems, and the |
effect of poetry and port was exhilarating. We were particularly pleased with the
poem which began: Remote and ineffectual Don That dared attack my
|Remote and ineffectual don. - Belloc, Hilaire The most important function of the |
university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself. - Bloom, Allan What
poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.
|There his rise was rapid, so rapid that with some regret he left printing behind him |
and in a relatively short time became a director of I.C.I. Another notable, and
highly individual, historian was G. G. Coulton, the ' remote and ineffectual don ' of
|LINES TO A DON Remote and ineffectual Don That dared attack my Chesterton, |
With that poor weapon, half-impelled, Unlearnt, unsteady, hardly held, Unworthy
for a tilt with men — Your quavering and corroded pen; Don poor at Bed and ...
|... at Cambridge and was the very opposite of a 'remote and ineffectual don', |
published a paper in the Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects whose
consequences and applications extend far be— yond the strength of ships.
|Remote and ineffectual Don That dared attack my Chesterton, With that poor |
weapon, half-impelled, Unlearnt, unsteady, hardly held, Unworthy for a tilt with
men — Your quavering and corroded pen; Don poor at bed and worse at table,
|We all recall at least the opening lines, ' remote and ineffectual don, that dared |
attack my Chesterton . . . ' ; by no means so ineffectual, of course, although
engaging his fire on targets not always popular, as one may see in his
|Lines to a Don —::> 1910 HILAIRE BELLOC MY PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, |
who was French, used to say that all the most ... Remote and ineffectual Don That
dared attack my Chesterton, With that poor weapon, half-impelled, Unlearnt, ...
|Thus, Belloc's nineteenth-century quaint 'Remote and ineffectual don' (albeit a |
canny operator in university politics—Cornford, 1908) had by the 1960s at the
peak of 'the golden age ofthe don' (1945–75 as Annan (1990: 509; 1999: 137)
|Don. Any graduate member of the University holding college or University office. |
It is however a colloquial word, not amenable to precise definition. *Professors ...
There springs at once to the mind Belloc's Remote and ineffectual Don . . . Don ...