Submitted by scott on Mon, 02/14/2022 - 19:09

Meantime, [I have been invited by Oxford University to receive an honorary degree on the 26th of June, and shall sail on that quest on the 8th]. I have made no effort to conceal the fact that I am vain of this distinction. Sometimes they catch an illustrious American who has wandered to the English shores on his own affairs, and Oxford transfigures him with a degree, but [I am one of the very few that have been] sent for from over the ocean.

"18 May 1907: Paragraph 4," in Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3. 2015 

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