The gratitude which we all owe to the New York Harvard Club for the kind manner in which they entertained our eleven can hardly be told too strongly. It is not a little flattering and encouraging to young men to be congratulated so heartily by men of whom not a few have grown old in reputation for more substantial than athletic reputation. The encouragement to hard work and unflinching purpose, as well as the assurance from such a source, that the cause in which their efforts are expended neither is nor ought to be despised by the best men in the country, will not fail to strengthen the proper spirit of athletics in our college. We are very sure that their reception was not given in the spirit of mere excitement over an unexpected victory, but in the way of showing their deep respect to hard work as soon as its results have become apparent.
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