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himself in literary training, yit ho will
hold him up to tho puhlic in (ho most re
diculous light, and spend all the powers
of li is imagination in painting this little
error in tho blackost dye, trying, il least,
to satisfy some grudge which ho may owo
the writer. This is heralded from one lo
tho olhor, until the great mass of tho peo
ple liave formed an opinion, simply from
tho light in which tho prejudico of this
Avould-bo critic has placed tho author;
only a few who have road the original
production know tho author's real worth.
This is the kind of criticism against
which we most oarnoslly protest, as, in
our opinion, it is an injustice to the writer,
a deception to tho puhlic and a disgrace
to humanity In our exchange Avork Ave
find some very pleasant features. Wo are
exposed to all kinds of criticism. "Wo
are sometimes handled pretty roughly, yet
avo always take it all in good part, suppos
ing it to ho the quantity and quality espe
cially adapted to our wanl. We are free
to speak and also free to receive criticism.
Hut whether avo give or take, lei's be
sofial. J. 0. S.
Tho Index is aspiring. Forward inarch !
Tho Dales Student seems to ho run hy a
genius, for tho now editor pubs it forth
with fle page of poems. Launch forth,
Mr. Editor. Poetry l easily digested or
"Wading through tho oxohangos, wo noxt
liglit upon tho Cornell JSru It is u Avoak
ly, published by tho students of Oornoll
College. It speaks well tor its enterpris
ing editors, and doos honor lo tho school.
The BevMoyan, all tho Avay from tho
Pacific coast, comes lioiling over with
cutonoss, with finishing touohos of sar
casm intended, no doubt, for Avit. The
editor tries his hand at poetry. The fol
lowing is tlit pathetic strain:
" Ono less importunalo
Spirit to quench;
Sadly unfortunate (?)
Kicked out of French."
Tho Avhanffol, though small, is rich in
thought and neat in appoarnnco, and is a
Avelcomo visitor to our sanctum. A small
light may liavo a great effect. Take Avarn.
Tho.TVwM is well AA-orthy of mention.
It is of magazine form, and rich in thought.
It scorns to bo free from projudico and
bigotry. Well edited and tastily put
togolhor; it presonls a fine appearance.
It does credit to its managers and avoII
repays the reviewer.
How avo used to delight to liston to
the echo of our sonorous A'oices coining
from tliedistant Avood. WcavoII knoAVthat
whatever we might say Avould be echoed
back with unfailing regularity. And hoav,
as avo pick up the Colby Echo, coming all
the Avay from Maine, finding its way to
our tablo, avo arc again reminded of our
youthful dys. But it is far diil'eront from
our childish sports. Instead of echoing
and reechoing what we put forth, it brings
us something new. It is a avoIcoiuo visi
tor, bringing news from a distant section
of our country. Besides local news, it
contains considerable roadablo matter, yet
we do not fool at liborty to give it our
unqualified praise, luit Avould say, Kcop
up courage, and push ahead.
The Neotwian is beforo us. It is a
neat looking sheet, and contains some
good thought. Wo Avill not ciiticise any
of its articles, but Avill suggest that its ed
itorial corps bo cut down, and to fill tho
space now taken up by thoso numer
ous names, and at the same time render
it an interesting portion, that they (tho
names) bo supplanted by a section of
" Declaration of Love " is the thrilling
title of a avoII Avritlon article in tho Uni
versity Monthly, from Alabama. It is full
of pith and point and contains a good
doal of truth. It shows that the scorch
ing rays of tho imperial sun are not
fii, xl to thought and rcasou in the region
of the Gulf.
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