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Dedication: Jeffrey A. Portnoy.

Jeff Portnoy!--thou in whom creative powers Blossomed first among the midwest flowers Of Iowa (the Univers'ty of), Reseeding then at Emory, where love Of eighteenth-century literature produced A Ph.D. and teaching jobs, all juiced With honors, in whose verdant fields they flourish Splendidly, as all the while they nourish The editors on thy most stately Pub Board, Keeping them HAPPY, with libations poured To proper grammar, wit, good sense, and pith, All virtues thy own writing is endowed with, And generate, like pollen in the spring, Journals and learned monographs that bring Acclaim to, with the help of thy sharp pencil,* The National Collegiate Honors Council--Of thee I sing, Great Portnoy, who my boss is, And now I'd better stop and cut my losses But not before I quote dear Alex Pope, who Wrote some lines which best were said of you In praise of a fellow writer, "One whose fires True Genius kindles, and fair Fame inspires; Blest with each talent, and each art to please, And born to write, converse, and live with ease...."

* Let it be known to all honorable parties that Dr. Portnoy useth, in fact, not a pencil but a Sanford Uni-Ball Micro with green ink, and the author of this so-called Dedication should be chastised for diverting from factual accuracy. [Martin Scriblerus]
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Publication:Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council
Date:Mar 22, 2007
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