Where The Pen Is As Mighty As The Stout

`While I was lecturing at Denver, I received a message that if I went on to Leadville, as I proposed to do, the harsher spirits of that wild mining town would be sure to shoot either me or my traveling manager. I wrote and said that nothing they could possibly do to my traveling manager could intimidate me, and I went," intones the actor playing Oscar Wilde under the delicate stone campanile on the campus of Trinity College Dublin. Forty tourists, listening with rapt attention, laugh.

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