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Life at Radcliffe.

Martha Trimble Bennett.
Life at Radcliffe does not lend itself easily to description. There are few picturesque details which can be seized upon,--no “float day” as at Wellesley, no ivy and tree planting, none of the gay dormitory life which is so distinctive a feature at most women's colleges. A large number of the students live at home, and those who come from a distance find boarding-places in private families where only a limited number of girls can be received. It seems probable, however, that a few years will see the establishment of small dormitories accommodating from twelve to twenty students, for as the college grows, the need of such dormitories is felt. At present, however, the girls are scattered over Cambridge in twos and threes, and life at Radcliffe is so largely a matter of the individual that it is difficult to hit upon any description which shall be at all representative. The girls who live in or near Cambridge, going home at night, and having their own circle of friends outside the college, can have but little idea of what life at Radcliffe means to the student who comes from a distance and who knows no one except the friends whom she may chance to make among her fellow-students.

Again, to girls from New England the atmosphere of thought and study which invests Radcliffe is too familiar to be worth comment, whereas to the Southern or Western girls it is one of the

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