Education: U. S. Literature

Princeton men and Bates men were somewhat mortified last week. A survey made by the Modern Language Association isolated their colleges as the only two, among 148 leading dispensaries of higher learning, that do not offer courses in U. S. literature. Princeton, to be sure, was contemplating the revival of a rather sweeping course called the "Literary History of American Ideals" (Milton, Burke, Paine, Franklin, Edwards, Emerson, Thoreau, Whittier, Longfellow, Whitman); but Bates had not even contemplations to report.

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