For three score and ten years as it grew and matured, the Hall of Fame looked better to the public eye than it did to its bankers and other backers. The more its reputation grew and the better it respinded to growing public expectations, the more was expected of it, and the more it was criticized

 

Each quinquennial election brought forth praise for the results, along with new protests, questions about motives demands for definition of fame, burest of ridicule, problems with electorsd. All came to be expected, from the first day and on.

 

 

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