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TRINITY seems to be suffering from the same complaints with which Harvard was afflicted not long ago. The Tablet bewails the decorating mania in the Sophomore class which has prompted them to adorn one of the college buildings. Another editorial mourns over the rapid decrease in the number of those who sing at Chapel.

THE pedler nuisance is forcibly presented to our minds by the Athenaeum: "We have no 'Trigs' or second-hand books of any kind to sell; no old clothes, hats, caps, toothpicks, or slippers. We will not buy oranges, apples, or peanuts, if you give them away. Don't dare to stop at our door unless you are a member of the Faculty or town constable."

A CORRESPONDENT of the Argus indulges in some very patriotic talk about Wesleyan, and consoles himself by saying that a college which can produce men of intellect is better than one that produces a fine crew. The local editor says, among other things, "We believe that compulsory attendance at religious exercises, under any circumstances, is but a relic of the barbarous ages." We fully coincide with his opinion, and are agreeably disappointed to find such sentiments at Wesleyan.

WITH the March number of the Yale Lit. the editors from the class of '79 relinquished the charge of that well-conducted magazine, and it will be fortunate for that journal if its new managers shall be able to maintain the high character which it has attained. We indorse the opinion that "it will be a desirable change in college journalism when the days of reviews and literary criticism are ended, and a period marked by more original, independent effort is begun," producing "fresh, live essays, filled with their authors' personalities and earnest with their own honest thoughts," even if, now and then, a fledgling, too early venturing upon untried opinions, shall vainly flutter, and fall to the ground.

THE Berkeleyan for March contains an article on Robert Burns, which is open to the foregoing criticism, and the final paragraph shows the danger of continuing in speaking or writing after an effort has reached a natural conclusion, although it may be an error incident to inexperience; and in this case the omission of that paragraph would have saved the explicit declaration that "Burns was a man of talent and many excellences," in opposition to the general opinion that he was one of the greatest of the poetic geniuses of the eighteenth century.

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