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Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.

Stephen Leacock

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The foundation was instituted in 1946 and awarded the first Leacock Medal in 1947. His first appointment was at Uxbridge High School Ontario but he was soon offered a post at Upper Canada College where he remained from 1889 through 1899. This was confirmed by Nonsense Novels (1911) and probably his best book of humorous sketches Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912).

Stephen Butler Leacock FRSC (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was an English-born Canadian teacher political scientist writer and humorist. In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world.

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