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"RICHARD GRANT WHITE says there is no such thing as 'in our midst.' We should like to ask where he would locate the pain that makes paregoric a popular beverage with the young." - Ex.

THE Oberlin student, although he spends fifty-eight days in the exclusive pursuit of "social refinement," does not, according to the Review, derive the benefit he should from his rare chance for social culture.

THE Cornell Review thinks that "without immutable sequence we could know nothing." The problem is to get rid of immutable sequence, and until it is solved we will have to be content with our present imperfect knowledge.

"SHALL we fiddle?" asks the Round Table, - the Cosmopolitan College (Cornell) Era says that "of all the annoyances which disturb the studiously disposed, perhaps the worst is the Freshman who thinks he can play on a fiddle." The question is settled.

THE Galaxy, noticing the fact that while Columbia's professional schools are very large, her academic department is "remarkably weak," explains the fact on this wise: "Columbia no doubt owes the comparative insignificance of her academic department to the fact that so few, so extremely few, of the notable literary men of America are to be found in her Faculty."

THE Record devotes five columns to the recent foot-ball game. The following remarks are from one of the editorials: "But we suspect that the Harvard players, on returning to Cambridge, were most cordially reprehended, and that, to cover up the defeat if possible, it was at once resolved to bring into requisition the regulation Harvard tactics of bluster and complaint. . . . . We have the word of four of the most prominent of Harvard's players, that they had not even read over the Rugby Union rules under which the game was conducted. It was patent to any unbiassed spectator that Harvard was governed in the main by custom, and that her so-called surprise at Yale's method of playing was the result of ignorance on her own part."

ACCORDING to the Tablet the new buildings "which will soon be called Trinity College" can be seen from all parts of the country. Surely Trinity's light is not to be hidden under a bushel. The Princetonian congratulates itself that it was not Colonel Higginson, but a Princeton man, who originated the idea of intercollegiate contests. The requiem of the Rowing Association is sung by the Brunonian: "Magnanimous Harvard clung to it to the last, as she was the first to enter it. Now, dazzled by the fancy of initiating a series of Oxford-Cambridge races, wherein if the glory of victory would be less, so would be the disgrace of defeat, she has followed Yale in retiring, and rowing in America has doubtless passed the high flood of its fame." It may be queried how Harvard could initiate a series of Oxford-Cambridge races, and how a thing could pass the high flood (whatever that may be) of its anything. "The Muse's Last Visit" to the Argus was anything but pleasant, and from the following we shall expect to see no more poetry in that paper:-

"Then she said in a pet, 'You may trace your lore

And your progress from dust to men;

You may live in facts, and their essence explore;

But, until you follow your fancy more,

You may hope for no epic again.'"

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