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Smith College has the honor of having originated a unique style of entertainment, which takes place when the young ladies celebrate having finished the study of astronomy. It is known as the "Celestial Party." The floor of the hall which is to be the scene of the festivities is marked off into orbits, and numerous young ladies, handsomely and fancifully dressed to represent the planets, such as Ceres, Hygea, Astraca, Vesta, Ariadne, Flora and Terpsichore, revolve and rotate through these orbits around a young man dressed in flame-colored habiliments to represent the sun, who discourses to his satellites in poetry and prose.

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