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The text read may well be the work of its reader, Reginald H. Robson. Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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England
Related people
Robson, Reginald H.
Related place
England
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Related place
England
Related people
Robson, Reginald H.
Related place
England
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[...] &lt;br/&gt;

5. As an introduction to our subject of Modern English Humourists, R. H. Robson 
read a passage analysing the nature of Humour. Discussion followed on the 
distinction, if any, between wit &amp; humour, &amp; various alleged examples were 
forthcoming. &lt;br/&gt;

6. A. B. Dilks read from Grossmith’s Diary of a Nobody; many entries appealed to 
members as characteristic of themselves or their friends. &lt;br/&gt;

7. In the regretted absence of C. E. Stansfield, F. E. Pollard read T. Thompson’s 
Blitzkrieg, from the Manchester Guardian, in what purported to be the Lancashire 
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8 Howard R. Smith read from A. A. Milne: the reader shared fully in the mirth of 
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9. M. Dilks gave us a passage from Macdonnell’s ‘England, their England’, which 
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characteristically indicated by the writer, effectively rendered by the reader, &amp; 
clearly appreciated by the company. &lt;br/&gt;

11. R. H. Robson’s Saki story supplied further satire on English standards – in this 
case of music, &amp; the services likely to secure a title. &lt;br/&gt;

12. The chapter from Barrie’s ‘Window in Thrums’, read by F. E. Pollard, told how 
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