A Williams anthology; a collection of the verse and prose of Williams college, 1798-1910
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A Williams anthology; a collection of the verse and prose of Williams college, 1798-1910

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\/ A WILLIAMS ANTHOLOGY OF THIS FIRST EDITION OF "A WILLIAMS ANTHOLOGY" COPIES6co HAVE BEEN PRINTED FOR CIRCU- LATION AMONG SUBSCRIBERS, AND THE TYPE DISTRIBUTED THIS COPY IS NUMBER 7jp A WILLIAMS ANTHOLOGY a Collection of anntet#ettje of ^illt'amg$roge College 17981910 COMPILED BY EDWIN PARTRIDGE LEHMAN PARKJULIAN EDITORS OF THE LITERARY MONTHLY 1910 MASS.WILLIAMSTOWN, 1910 BY PARKCOPYRIGHT, IQIO, JULIAN INTRODUCTION THE work owes its existence to a conviction onpresent the of its editors that much materialpart publishedby past Williams in andundergraduates past presentliteraryperiodi- cals of the deserves a resurrection from the threat-college, oblivion of shelves. That this convic-ening musty library tion has been the of the verse andjustified by quality prose herein the editors and thereforepublished, believe; they submit this volume to the without undue fear as topublic its the caution that its readers re-reception, adding only member the tender of the writers of thesealways age pages. The of the editors was to collect material whichpurpose be to real but inmight adjudged possess literary merit; some cases in which the historical interest to theattaching either reason of its or reason ofproduction, by subject by the fame attained in later its isauthor,years by obvious, this rule has been waived. such beAmong exceptions may cited that of the Resolutions addressed to President Adams the and herein from the of thestudents,by copied pages TheVidette.

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\/A WILLIAMS ANTHOLOGYOF THIS FIRST EDITION OF "A
WILLIAMS ANTHOLOGY" COPIES6co
HAVE BEEN PRINTED FOR CIRCU-
LATION AMONG SUBSCRIBERS,
AND THE TYPE DISTRIBUTED
THIS COPY IS NUMBER 7jpA WILLIAMS ANTHOLOGY
a Collection of anntet#ettje
of ^illt'amg$roge College
17981910
COMPILED BY
EDWIN PARTRIDGE LEHMAN
PARKJULIAN
EDITORS OF THE LITERARY MONTHLY
1910
MASS.WILLIAMSTOWN,
1910BY PARKCOPYRIGHT, IQIO, JULIANINTRODUCTION
THE work owes its existence to a conviction onpresent
the of its editors that much materialpart publishedby past
Williams in andundergraduates past presentliteraryperiodi-
cals of the deserves a resurrection from the threat-college,
oblivion of shelves. That this convic-ening musty library
tion has been the of the verse andjustified by quality prose
herein the editors and thereforepublished, believe; they
submit this volume to the without undue fear as topublic
its the caution that its readers re-reception, adding only
member the tender of the writers of thesealways age pages.
The of the editors was to collect material whichpurpose
be to real but inmight adjudged possess literary merit;
some cases in which the historical interest to theattaching
either reason of its or reason ofproduction, by subject by
the fame attained in later its isauthor,years by obvious,
this rule has been waived. such beAmong exceptions may
cited that of the Resolutions addressed to President Adams
the and herein from the of thestudents,by copied pages
TheVidette. matter has been in the order of classarranged
withtwo It has seemed to theseniority, exceptions. fitting
toeditors the work with that immortal "Thebegin song,
the second is that of the series ofMountains"; exception
sketches entitled "Nine Williams Alumni,"biographical
which forobvious reasonswere as awhole.published
The editors burrowed all files of thethrough college pub-
lications which the files which arecontains,college library
In such a mass of somereasonably material,complete.
it will if credit-be indeed someninety volumes, astounding
able work has not been suchover. Ifpassed inadvertently
a mistake has at The editorsoccurred it is least pardonable.
1399117vi INTRODUCTION
fear the of some matter in thisonly presence unworthy
a sin of commission and hence more heinous.volume, vastly
ofIn over the works their academic ancestors thegoing
editors have been struck several facts.by very interesting
The of the as all will hasliterary quality poetry, recognize,
made a until the last six of the Lit.steady advance, years
have seen the second to for verse atnone, least,magazine
in the Button, Gibson,intercollegiate press. Westermann,
all of the same areHolley, collegiate generation they
names which are known and which havewidely brought
the renown of a nature she iscollege which, ordinarily, apt
to obtain rather athletic than intellectual means. Itby by
is to noticehow the hasstriking, too, college poetry changed
the of its as the com-during seventy years existence, present
have known it. There are of thespecimens "poetry"pilers
included which find a as isof the days herein, place,early
not so much for their intrinsic meritintimated elsewhere,
to them in otheras for the interest attaching directions;
of the and the itand as for the Quarterly Vidette,prose
of the care-like theindeed, college press to-day,was, essays
a of that indescribable some-written and with degreefully
" " anddevoidcalled but so; heavy,thing style philosophical,
cannot theof human interest that we imagine averageany
asstudent the at a sitting (despitegoing through magazine
theall to the is done with college papersreports contrary)
to-day.
inAn on the alteration undergraduateinteresting light
furnishedthat has come about is byproblems gradually
herein. At thea of Mr. Mabie's includedreading essay
need of atime of its Mr. Mabiesaw the greaterproduction
in order thatof the students,degree organization among
athe become more of community.college might thereby
Student or-How the is!directly opposed present-day cry
itself abouthas so and so woundto-day spreadganization