Oxford and Cambridge
The dons are too busy educating the young men to be
able to teach them anything.
There is a higher average of good cooking at Oxford and
Cambridge than elsewhere. The cooking is better than
the curriculum. But there is no Chair of Cookery, it is
taught by apprenticeship in the kitchens.
Perseus and St. George
These dragon-slayers did not take lessons in dragon-
slaying, nor do leaders of forlorn hopes generally rehearse
their parts beforehand. Small things' may be rehearsed,
but the greatest are always do-or-die, neck-or-nothing
Specialism and Generalism
Woe to the specialist who is not a pretty fair generalist,
and woe to the generalist who is not also a bit of a specialist.
Silence and Tact
Silence is not always tact and it is tact that is golden, not
Professional truth-tellers may be trusted to profess that
they are telling the truth.
These are the costermongers and barrow men of the re-