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Epigram By A Plucked Man

Jests Home

EVERY Cantab, it is presumed, knows where Shelford Fen is, and that it
is famous for rearing geese. A luckless wight, who had the misfortune to
be plucked at his examination for the degree of B.A., when the Rev. T.
Shelford was his examiner, made the following extemporaneous epigram:--

I have heard they plucked geese upon Shelford Fen,
But never till now knew that Shelford plucked men.

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