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The editorial in the December issue of the Monthly expresses a complaint felt only too strongly by the readers of our college periodicals. As the writer says, why is it that men insist on choosing subjects with which they have no real sympathy? The result is occasionally creditable it is true, but lacks individuality and a lacquered effect is only too common. At intervals we find a man writing of truly personal experience and with sympathy; his theme may be well worn, but the well telling of it makes an old story new, and after all the best things in literature are those written by men who felt deeply, keenly what they wrote.

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