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J. F. Johnson (search for this): article 14
An Impudent specimen of mineralogy. --Prof. Johnson, of Middletown University, was one day lecturing before the students on mineralogy. He had before him quite a number of specimens of various sorts to illustrate the subject. A roguish student, for sport, slily slipped a piece of brick among the stones.--The Professor was taking up the stones, one after another, and naming them. "This," said he, "is a piece of granite; this is a piece of feldspar, " etc. Presently he came to the brickbat. Without betraying any kind of surprise, or even changing the tone of his voice, "This," said he, holding it up, "is a piece of impudence!"