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It is with much surprise that we have learned of the ungentlemanly actions of certain freshmen at their first lecture in Physics on Thursday. It appears that these fellows amused themselves by rolling pennies down the aisle, laughing at the instructor when he had occasion to take a glass of water, snapping toothpicks round the room, and laughing, talking, clapping and stamping all through the lecture. Of course we take it for granted that these men have been taught how a gentleman should behave; but perhaps they consider themselves already to have reached man's estate. We assure them that they are mistaken. Such childish manifestations only prove that they are not fit to come to college, but should have another year or two at the primary school. We do not want such overgrown babies at Harvard. They should remember that to insult an instructor in the performance of his duty is a very low and despicable form of wit. Moreover, it will not be tolerated here. The freshmen had better take this warning to heart.

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