Our correspondent in another column takes perhaps, too gloomy a view of the recent defeat of our freshman at New Haven. It is true that they did not by any means meet the expectation of the college, but it has come to be a regular practice of the freshman classes to become "rattled" whenever they go to New Haven. '87 was far from being an exception. As '87 had played so well with Brown the disappointment was only the more severe. We hope that the freshmen, by earnest work and a little more confidence in themselves, will prove that they are capable, if not of beating Yale, at least of playing a close and steady game.