A recent addition to these readings is a series from the German Ballad Poets, by Mr. Hochdoerffer, an eminent philological student.
Last evening Mr. Hochdoerffer began his series with a very interesting translation from Buerger. This course, like most of the other courses of readings, is too apt to be unappreciated. The hour selected for the readings is a convenient one for most of us, and we fail to attend them more from carelessness than want of time. If we fully appreciated the benefit and pleasure we should derive by devoting one or two hours a week to the readings the faculty have provided for us, the attendance at them all would undoubtedly be greatly increase.