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December 30, 2012

Classic, Kindly Leacock

Stephen Leacock   (1869 - 1944)

Stephen Leacock (1869 – 1944)

On this day in 1869 the Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock was born. Twenty-five of Leacock’s forty-odd books are in his comic mode, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures of the Idle Rich being most well-known, but all exemplifying his belief that “the humour of the highest culture, the humour of the future,” is born of “kindliness” and “wide charity of mind.”

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