It is with sincere pleasure that in another column we notice the first numbers of two literary monthlies. It is not egotistical to claim that Harvard has this year inspired an interest in literary matters among other colleges by the increased literary activity of her undergraduates. The renewed interest shown in the Advocate and the establishment of a magazine of such marked excellence as the Monthly, have undoubtedly inspired students not of Harvard to better work. Proof of this is received on every hand. We congratulate the gentlemen of the English department upon the success which has attended their efforts, and assure them that their work has influenced students broadly separated from them. We wish the "Amherst Literary Monthly" and the "Phillips Exeter Literary Monthly" the highest success.