Today at 11 o'clock, Professor Murray will lecture on "H. A. Jones and his dramatic works." The proud simplicity of this statement is intriguing to the Vagabond's sense of the personal worth of the ordinary man. "H. A. Jones," there it stands with no frills or false vanities, no hyphens, or extravagant middle names to hide the humiliation of a simple Herbert, or modest Henry concealed in the first initial. Who was this man Jones? A study of the catalogue reveals that he is either a 19th or 20th century dramatist. Obviously he is a man of the people with a stout English heart, otherwise he would never have sought the oblivion inevitable to his name. Probably he was associated with the Irish movement. This, we must grant you, is purely intuitional on our part but faith has often succeeded where cold reason has feared to tread. Ireland, the home of the mystic Celt, and the fearsome Gael has always lured the adventurous. H. A. Jones is unquestionably adventurous. To have written plays during the 19th and 20th centuries with the drama at its lowest ebb, takes courage. To be mistaken for Eugene O'Neill or confused with the man who wrote "The Modern Woman's intelligent Guide to Socialism," the exact title of which, and the name of the Author, the Vagabond has momentarily forgotten, would try the mettle of greater men than even Mr. Jones. A lover of Ireland, then, and a great horseman. H. A. Jones fully deserves the attention which Professor Murray is to bestow on him this morning.
"H. A. Jones' Dramatic Works," Professor Murray, Harvard 3.
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"James Fenimore Cooper," Professor Murdock, Sever 11.
"Blaine's Latin American Policy," Professor Baxter, Harvard 1.