MY EXERCISE.

AUNT KATE was coming out to call,

Accompanied by Cousin Lu,

So, though my "piece at sight" was done,

I thought I'd cut my Latin 2.

And when the bell its warning peal

Rang out upon the noontide air,

I hastened through the crowded Yard,

And stood by the Professor's chair.

"This morning, I'm obliged to cut;

I'm very sorry, sir, indeed."

I gave him then my written work,

And watched him spread it out and read.

A chuckle rises to his lips,

A merry twinkle's in his eye,

And each line in his kindly face

Is bubbling o'er with jollity.