An Impudent specimen of mineralogy.
, 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!"