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THE Bostons will commence coaching the Harvards in May, and about that time the Hartfords will be helping the Yale Nine to beat the Magentas. - Forest and Stream.
WE are sorry to see that the personal and intensely local style which has so long characterized many of our Western exchanges has appeared nearer home. It is an exotic that ought not to flourish in Massachusetts air.
THE Packer Quarterly is angry because we did not repay in kind a compliment which we received from them. We do not conduct our exchange column on the mutually tickling principle. When the columns of the Packer Quarterly contain a successful attempt at wit, we will quote the passage.
SCENE. - Math. Room. - Mr. Smith at the board endeavoring to eliminate x, y, and u from three equations. Professor comes and stands by Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith grows nervous and "puts it up tighter." Professor inquires blandly, "What do you want to get rid of now, sir?" Mr. Smith, fearfully bored, replies, "Want to get rid of u, sir." Class applauds. - Va. Univ. Magazine.
WE have received the East Tennessee University Monthly, a large periodical which is particularly remarkable for its small number of typographical errors per square mile. Most Western and Southern papers would do well to copy this excellence.
HARVARD seems to have been thinking of the advantages of a cram week. It has existed here for years, and has proved itself a useful respite from the hard work of the latter end of the term; and we do not think it so great an incentive to "cramming" as some would suppose, for we know from experience that very moderate study during that time is followed by better examinations than indiscriminate "boning." - Acta Columbiana.
WE have received the Ulula, the Manchester (Eng.) Grammar School Magazine. It is one of the most pretentious of our English exchanges, and contains, among other things, a poem called "The Joyful Geologist," from which we select the following stanzas:
"Oh, let not me,
Amorphous, igneous block,
But as I lie
To blissful aqueous rock.
"Ah! joy untold!
When years have rolled,
Some newer race of men
My bones may rout
As fossils out,
THE Bowdoin Orient failed to understand our article on "Gentilshommes, Bourgeois, Artistes," but found many typographical errors therein. We are sorry that we went in too deep for the Orient, but think that the typographical errors which so troubled the mind of their exchange editor must have had a subjective, rather than an objective existence.
FOLLOWING is the conclusion of the Yale-Cornell chess-game:-
YALE (WHITE). CORNELL (BLACK).
15. Q. to KR. 5. 15. Q takes Kt.
16. R. takes Kt. 16. P. to Q. 3.
17. R. takes Kt. 17. Q. takes R.
18. Q. takes B. 18. B to K. 3.
19. R. takes P. 19. K. to KR. sq.
20. B. to QB. 3 (check).
And announces mate in four more moves.
ON Wednesday afternoon half a dozen Sophomores made a bet of a wine supper with some of their comrades, that they could pass entirely through the Fifth Ward with orange ribbons in their button-boles. They had got nearly through when a crowd pitched into them, and they ignominiously fled, but ran on in the direction in which they had been going, got through, and won the bet.
The Harvard Glee Club are expected to give a concert in New York some time next month. They are said to put on considerable "dog" in the manner of conducting their concerts, and to sing very good selections.
A region twenty-five miles square about the head of the Delaware River, in New York, furnishes four of Yale's editors. - Yale Courant.
Why does the judgment of Providence fall so heavily on that unfortunate country? This is worse than the ice-gorge!
WE have often heard it stated that there is more general musical culture in this country than in England; and this assertion seems borne out by the fact that the greatest names which appear in the programme of the Annual Malvern College Concert are those of Donizetti and Diabelli, who have one selection each out of fourteen numbers. We think with complacency of the selections from Mendelssohn, Haydn, Weber, and Wagner which filled the programme of our last concert. The poetry in the Malvernian is better than that in most of our English exchanges.
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