STRAINING sweetness, - kissing through a veil. - Ex.
THE editors of the Anvil have somewhere gotten possession of a back number of Old and New, and in an editorial they criticise the "regatta literature" of the periodical in question very severely. We should be very happy to quote them and let Harvard know what Dartmouth thinks; but the ungrammatical structure of their article is a bar to our so doing, from a feeling of deference to the Magenta and its readers.
YALE has had its Thanksgiving Jubilee, and the Courant and Record gladly fill their columns with the nonsense characteristic of the occasion. If an address on the "Ramifications of the Forensic Hyperbla," relying for its wit on poor spelling and lack of punctuation, be a sample of the performances, we cannot wonder that impromptu diversions in the way of bean and flour contests were acceptable to the audience. For a real "jolly wow" give us a Yale merrymaking.
THE College Days of Ripon is at hand, and is a very readable sheet throughout. We admire the enterprise in journalism at an institution where the Freshman Class "boasts twenty-seven members," and the Sophomore is barely a "quorum."
PRINCETON has formed a new boating association, and they are going at once to work. They have to row on the canal.
A STRICT regard for the truth compels us to say that there has n't been that amount of practice going on since the ball-meeting that would warrant us in betting our ducats on the success of Ye College Nine. - Williams Review.
THE leading article in the Neoloean goes to prove that this is not an age of progress. After reading the above we don't blame it for holding such a belief, at least so far as its own self is concerned.
WE have received the Vox Humana, a musical journal published by George Woods & Co., organ-makers in Cambridgeport. The music is well selected, and much of the reading matter is interesting.
ONE night last week a Sophomore was spending the evening at the rooms of some lady friends. After delaying his departure as long as good manners would permit, he confessed his fear of being "gobbled" by the "Fresh." His fair friends agreed to accompany him back to his room. Accordingly, with three "high-school gum-drops" as his escort, he sallied forth; and so did the "Fresh"; and the result was that the "Soph" was pumped. He is now trying to persuade the unprejudiced public that he was going home with the girls. - Chronicle.
THE Yale Record tells us that we have too high an opinion of our foot-ball regulations, and thinks Yale is really competent to conform to them without acquiring any wonderful amount of additional proficiency in the art. We are quite pleased to see the little sheet so loyal and true to its Alma Mater and the ability of her proud sons, and are only afraid its very patriotism has caused it to indulge a wee bit in braggadocio.
A PROFESSOR in the Cornell University (a graduate of Harvard) is going abroad, in an official position, accompanied by his wife, in December. Any gentleman who would like to intrust a son to such care, for study and travel, will please address, "Professor," Drawer 29, Ithaca, N. Y. References: Hon. J. M. Francis, Minister to Greece, Professors Peabody and Gurney, Cambridge, Mass., President A. D. White, Cornell University, Professor A. L. Wheeler, Yale College, Professor H. L. Eddy, Princeton. - Ex.
WE believe our UNIVERSITY one of the first in the land, and believe that facts will bear us out. - University Echo. Carry us out.
IF any one says that " cider is the spirit of the Fall College Press, shoot him on the spot." If you can't find the spot, shoot him in the oesophagus. - Review.
PRESIDENT ELLIOT of Harvard denounces government aid in the matter of higher education. But when President Elliot was President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which received government aid, he did n't denounce government aid so much as he does now. Note that down! - Cornell Times.
There is but one "I" in our President's name. Note THAT down!
At the late Saltonstall Races a prominent member of the Yale Navy was patted on the back by an elderly gentleman, with the cheering remark. "Good for you Russell School boys!" - Courant.
"Ho mug-gin, ho mug-gin, from a forrin' sho-ore," is the way a Topeka belle renders the words of a popular song. - College Chronicle.
THE Amherst Student complains of the excellent reputation as "models of morality" which Amherst students bear, on the ground that it is undeserved by them and only the inevitable result of their Faculty's severity. We admire modesty, and assure Amherst that we feel for her.
Apropos of the above, -
Prof. "What were the three great festivals of the Jews?" Soph. The Passover, Pentecost, and Feast of Tabernacles." Prof. "What did the Passover celebrate?" soph. "Birth of Christ!" - Am. Student.