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|In aresponse to Hilaire Belloc's Lines to a Don, lamenting the twilight of dons, he |
composed Remote and Ineffectual Don, (a selection of which it is irresistible to
include here) with its update on life in British Academia, “Where have you gone, ...
|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
|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, ...
|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 ...
|... perhaps at some remote and infinitesimal fraction which he may then set about |
seeking, as if (unlike Belloc's “remote and ineffectual don”) it would explain
everything. But in the world of 13/27, no matter where one seeks one will never