In Phillips Brooks House yesterday evening under the auspices of the St. Paul's Society, Rev. Endicott Peabody, head-master of Groton School, gave an informal address on "One Difficulty of a College Man."
All of us, Dr. Peabody said, experience certain difficulty in standing against impurity in college life, because we are influenced to such a great extent by the opinions of others. This consciousness of self asserts itself in our thoughts as well as in our actions. "We experience nervousness, for instance, when we are called upon to speak in public; we read a literary criticism in a magazine before we form an opinion about a new book; we ask the opinion of an intellectual scientist before we express our views upon religion." Again, in our social relationships in college life we are influenced too much by the opinions of others: perhaps we treat our friend with a certain condescension when we are in the company of those whom we consider his social superiors. In conclusion, Dr. Peabody said that only by working unselfishly for others can we ultimately overcome self-consciousness,--to achieve this end should be the aim of every college man.
After Dr. Peabody's address a meeting of the St. Paul's Society was held, in which a class for the study of Church Missions was organized. The first meeting of the class will be held next Tuesday evening in Phillips Brooks House, and all interested are invited to attend.
The St. Paul's Society, as the Harvard chapter of the Church Students' Missionary Association, will hold a missionary service in Christ Church, Cambridge, on Sunday morning, March 26, at 10.30 o'clock, at which Dr. Peabody will deliver an address. All members of the University are invited to attend.