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EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON - Gentlemen: - I am sorry that my note to the CRIMSON was misinterpreted in your editorial columns yesterday. I have always taken pains to avoid a professional attitude toward pupils, and have done what I could to meet students as fellow-workers and as friends. More than that, half of my satisfaction here has come from this informal and unreserved intercourse with students. Yet now that I know hundreds of students, I find, naturally enough, that I have little time for the work which I have promised the college to do. Consequently this work has often been driven into the night; I am in danger of breaking down, and am told that I must either leave Cambridge soon or find hours for labor and hours for rest.
Nothing but necessity would have made me publish the notice that you kindly printed - a notice contrary to all my feeling about college life. In refusing to see students I lose more than they; and indeed it is always pleasanter to meet a man as his friend than to give the same time to finding fault with his compositions. Least of all do the freshmen deserve your censure; for I have seen little of them - not half enough to satisfy my wishes; moreover I should be delighted to know that our intercourse had been as agreeable to them as it has always been to me.
L. B. R. BRIGGS.
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