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WE have received a very seasonable article on the advantages of anticipating some work of the Sophomore year. By a moderate amount of study in September, the writer says, one or more of the required studies can be passed respectably, and the time thus freed used very profitably in many ways. For a working man these hours can be spent in critical study of a favorite elective, or on literature at large. The lamentable ignorance of a Freshman, - quite a high scholar in general reading, by the way - is cited, who readily believed that "the great Warren Hastings impeachment was going on in New York, with Edmund Burke and Wendell Phillips engaged in the case." Whatever charms vacation may have for the ideal Harvard shirk, few would grudge a moderate amount of work in the cool days of September, to be free from two weekly hours of recitation, and those dreary night hours before an inevitable examination. A little study can do wonders, and '77 will probably show its wisdom for the good things of this world by clearing off much work peculiarly tedious in the Sophomore year.

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