The Press: Parodies

The cradle of liberty still oscillates. The restless infant tosses within. The stern foot of governance steadies from without.

Last week, undergraduates of Harvard University took two liberties. The editors of The Harvard Advocate (monthly organ of literature and opinion) brought forward as their April number a parody of The Dial (monthly organ of "advanced" literature, appreciation and criticism published in Manhattan). This parody was inoffensive enough, being only an effort to attract attention by appearing more sophisticated than the sophisticates. The young Advocates "reviewed" the Bible, the Sanskirt Grammar, the Boston Social Register.

The other liberty that young men of Harvard...

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