TO THE EDITORS OF THE CRIMSON:-
I WAS looking over the Acta Columbiana for July 12, when some familiar verses in the "Exchange Notes" caught my eye. The editor had a discussion of college verses in general, and first a compliment to, and then a grind on, "Harvard Poems" in particular. He is very severe, but chooses as a "remarkable exception" and "real poetry" a beautiful little poem published in the Crimson some time ago, "Blonde and Brunette." His next choice, he says, "deserves an honorable place in college poetry," though published where he "would by no means have looked for it." namely, in the Vidette. After all this condescension and display of superior wisdom, it is rather astonishing to find that the poem in question is not only cast in one of the forms which he especially despises, i. e., a rondeau, but that it is by a living English poet of good standing, Mr. Austin Dobson. "Some one has blundered."
J. K. M.