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Professor Kittredge Passes His 81st Anniversary Today

George Lyman Kittredge '82, professor of English, emeritus, celebrates his eighty-first birthday today.

Until he retired five years ago, "Kitty" was a well-known figure to the whole College, where he taught for 48 years. Students who absentmindedly neglected to remove their hats on entering his classroom were instantly reprimanded, and many of his other dislikes became legendary.

One of the foremost Shakespearean scholars in the country, "Kitty" aptly settled the "who wrote Shakespeare" question by remarking, "Certainly I'll admit Bacon wrote Shakespeare if someone will tell me who wrote Bacon."

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