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Does not one see them, indeed, or their equivalents? Then it is because one has not looked, or because one has read the list only in the safe obscurity of a learned language, where all endearments disappear-although Cicero, to be sure, might have wished to see his beloved daughter appear on a college list as Tulliola instead of Tullia. But if any critic of women's nicknames will turn to his Harvard College catalogue in English, he will find there, in the official list of the sterner sex, precisely the same tendency towards the more familiar names as at women's colleges. In the Senior Class, just graduated, he will find Harry occurring five times and Henry seven; Frank once and Francis four times; and his eyes will be regaled also with Fred and Bertie. In the Junior Class, to graduate next year, he will find only one Harry to nineteen who bear the name of Henry; but, on the other hand, he will find the brief name of Frank carrying all before it-ten Franks, while Francis occurs but four times. In the Sophomore Class it is almost precisely the same-Frank is to Francis as eight to three; while Henry occurs ten times, Harry three times, and Harrie once; there are also two Freds. In the Freshman Class Francis gets the upperhand of Frank at last, and is as seven to three; Henry occurs ten times, Harry three times, Fred once, and Dan once — the latter being probably the old Scriptural

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