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WE have received a contribution, which is crowded out of this issue, upholding the merits of walking as an exercise and as a recreation. Our English cousins are far ahead of us in this particular; no Cantab would be able to forego his daily stroll of five miles or so, and Switzerland bristles with their knickerbockers during the long vacation. A number of students here have been in the habit, for some time, of taking weekly strolls through the surrounding country; Drake's book, "The Historic Fields and Mansions of Middlesex," furnishing a most interesting guide for their rambles. Prospect Hill, Dorchester Heights, Lynn beach, the Blue Hills, Concord, have afforded them most delightful excursions; and it would be well for a large number of students to follow their example.