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View in a Leiden lecture hall in the 19th century. Cartoon. The students are busy with everything except studying. Steel engraving by O. Veralby (pseud. Alexander Ver Huell (1822-1897)). Intended as an illustration for: J. Kneppelhout (1814-1885). ,,Student life, by Klikspaan, with plates by O. Veralby. August 1841 - February 1844.'' Published in Leiden by HW Hazenberg & Comp. in 1844. Numbered in edition II. Klikspaan was the pseudonym of the Leiden student Johannes Kneppelhout (1814-1885) when he started writing about his fellow students. He divided his fellow students into twelve types and he did not describe them gently. So he considered himself someone who clicked about college life. He started with Student Types, followed in 1844 by Student Life. They were intended to warn students of the dangers threatening them. He describes students who get drunk, wreak havoc, go to the prostitutes, and ultimately don't finish their studies. The students loved it, especially because Klikspaan also described recognizable unpopular professors. Source:, 2015; Digital Library for Dutch Literature, 2015.

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