El Paso Herald, 4/5/1916, p. 4

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El Paso Herald, 4/5/1916, p. 4 - -------------- o -------------Several...
-------------- o -------------Several -------------Several professors are taking a shy at defining a “highbrow.” Defining it is like picking up mercury. There never was a handier word. It is a mean word too, for it throws mud at learning and slurs refinement. refinement. Professor Brander Matthews cannot get any nearer it than to say “A ‘highbrow’ is'a person who is educated beyond his intelligence, a person who has a habitual attitude of contempt toward that which is popular.” Both his definitions make the term entirely a slur, but it is sometimes used as a kindly separation of the idealist from the practical minded, it dismisses dreams for realities. —!----------o------------Nobody

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  1. El Paso Herald,
  2. 05 Apr 1916, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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