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The Monthly.

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The forthcoming number of the Monthly contains a great variety of very readable and amusing material. The number opens with a poem by Asst. Professor Santayana entitled "King's College Chapel-an Elegy," which shows a fine mastery of the Elegiac style. The comedy by B. W. '75, which was begun in the February number, is concluded, ending in an amusing denouement. An editorial on Professor Norton's resignation, by one of the sub-editors, is commendable in sentiment though rather luxuriant in expression. The number ends with a brace of young book reviews.

"The Man of Dreams," by Jarvis Keiley '99, is in some ways the most interesting of the undergraduate contributions. It begins with a description which is vivid and gives an atmosphere, and which further possesses a quality most rare in descriptions,- that of swiftness. But the swiftness is not maintained, and after this promising beginning the story declines unaccountably but yet perceptibly toward the common-place. The description of DaVinci's "La Gioconda by W. C. Arensberg 1900, is a remarkably subtle and sure bit of analytic character drawing. In spite of its inverted sentences a "Paragraph from Hawailan History," by W. R. Castle 1900, is readable and very interesting. Other contributions in the number are "A Comedy of Errors," by J. G. Forbes 1901, and "My Complication with the Major" by P. G. Carleton '99. This last is the only undergraduate contribution in the number which deals with college or even with American life. It seems rather a pity that the contributors to the Monthly should persist in drawing their inspirations from foreign countries.

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