The college proper of the University begins work again today, feeling, for the most part, that there is no good reason why anything should be done until Monday, and perfectly sure that whatever may be accomplished this morning is not commensurate with two whole days at home. The moral lesson which the faculty has striven to impress upon the undergraduates by this forced early return will, we hope, be duly effective. At any rate, everyone will register this morning, and as the seniors date their cards with the new year, they will feel the full force of the fact that only six short months remain to them of college life, and that the next great event will be class-day.
The end of the Christmas vacation is the time for a renewal of good wishes for the coming year, and for determinations to make the next term more profitable than the last. On Monday, college life will begin again in earnest, and we sincerely hope that Harvard will continue to maintain that serious spirit of work which appears to have had control since the beginning of the eventful year just passed.